by Louisa Köber & Marie Mattner
for Umbra



During their studies at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart (D), Marie Mattner and Louisa Köber worked on design projects together. They shared an interest in design in an international context. Marie Mattner studied abroad at the University of Konstfack in Stockholm (S) and the Glasgow School of Art (IRL). Louisa Köber spent semesters at the Politecnico di Milano (I) and at Ensci – Les Ateliers in Paris (F).

By reducing the clothing hanger to its essential elements, a new hanger design was created; a rope runs through a bent metal tube and ends within the hook. Once hanging, Foldaway regains its triangular shape and supports the piece of clothing perfectly. The rope even allows the hanger to fit into narrow collars and reduces its size for traveling purposes. Umbra, as a manufacturer and reseller based in Toronto (CDN), has been a great partner throughout the collaboration.

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