The story behind this product
Originally from Norway, Alex Hellum is a furniture and product designer living and working in the UK. After graduating in furniture design, he received a grant from the crafts council and set up his own design practice. A Heal’s discovers alumni, Alex Hellum’s Palette range was put into production as part of the 2008 collection. Constructed from black stained ash, this coat stand doubles up as a handy stool. Alex Hellum has developed a distinctive design style. He has said that in design “there is always a practical solution” and that he believes part of the role of the designer is to “give reason for things to exist”. His sensitive use of wood and reclaimed materials gives his designs their character, depth and integrity.