Jules

JULES is a piece of furniture that re-imagines the traditional valet (clothes hanger) for our modern lifestyle. Beyond enabling us to organize our mess, I believe that the real power of the valet is that it dedicates a space for a daily task and turns it into a special moment.

Originally, valets where manservants for the upper-class gentlemen assisting them with general duties, like undressing. Here Jules is not a servant but a companion for the everyday routine.

I wanted to design an object that doesnít shout its functionalities but instead suggests possibilities. As a way to go away from the archaic aesthetic of the traditional valet, an important part of my research was lead by the willing of creating a new visual language based on generosity, softness and playfulness.

MaterialIvory velvet, yellow pine wood, steel
Year2019
Royal College of Art, London