Philipp Hermes and Dustin Jessen began collaborating as undergraduates at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany. After a hiatus in which they both pursued graduate work, they formed Hermes/Jessen Industrial Design (HJID). As designers, they believe in the power of parameters—a product should evolve naturally from the nature of its materials, the manufacturing demands, and, above all, user needs.
From office to home and from hotel to dressing room: Coach offers exactly the right support in every room. The handsome team player made of curved beech plywood is a coat rack, bag rack, seat and backrest in one. Put down your bag, hang your jacket on one of the hooks or buttons and take a seat to tie your shoelaces. The design of design duo Hermes/Jessen is well thought out in detail. The characteristic holes not only allow light to go through, but also offer space for extra clothes hangers.by Hermes & Jessen