Author(s) name:

Calvin Middel, Bence Ridder

Company Name:

Middel & Ridder


product design

Project description:

BÜGAL – A place for your precious belongings
Arrive, organize – find peace.

What makes an inviting entrance area? How can we – without flooding our livingspace – rethink the conventional wardrobe and create a harmonious atmosphere?

Designed with an high demand on ergonomics and functionality BÜGAL embodies the typical warderobe in a new and innovative shape that has never been seen before. The multifunctional furniture piece is the symbioses of a coat rack and a shelf, combinig the benefits of both – hanging on clothes and at the same time provide storage for smaller everyday items.

The idea arose from observing daily routines with having the user needs in mind: creating a space for all your precious belongings ist the main purpose of „Bügal“.

Imagine you are running late but little things like the eternal search for keys hold you up – Bügal can help you to keep everything sorted and can have a meaningful impact for your everyday life. One can safe time and be less forgetful.

What makes it smart / innovative?:

What makes BÜGAL truly smart and innovative is its reduced formal language, which enables two useful functions: Hang clothes and store everyday objects, at the same time in the same place.

Why is it relevant for the final user?:

Creating a space for your daily essentials is the main purpose of BÜGAL. In its context of use, BÜGAL opens up the potential of having a conscious and meaningful impact on the user’s everyday life – keeping everything sorted, preventing upsetting stress eases daily routines and therefore leads to greater well-being.

Link to the project:

https://youtu.be/ySS0Y7UisWw, https://www.instagram.com/p/CLq9bMMgoGB/?hl=de, https://www.yankodesign.com/2021/03/14/this-coatrack-turned-shelf-brings-a-modern-quirky-spin-to-your-entryway-storage/

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