Merry-go-round coat check — art or concierge?

An exceedingly cool coat check at a Rotterdam museum has swung off with a Golden Eye award, one of the most prestigious design gongs in the Netherlands. Described as a "spatial ballet for coats," the Merry-go-round can be found at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, the Dutch port's History of Art museum.

Designed by Studio Wieke Somers, the Merry-go-round (can we see an upper-case G and R, please? Yours sincerely, an unreconstructed pedant) is attendant free. Visitors to the museum simply hang their coats on a hanger which they then hoist in the air using a rope attached to a pulley. The coat can then be kept safe courtesy of a lock and key.


Via Dezeen