on core77 today i saw two designs from the stockholm furniture fair by designer nicola enrico stäubli (nicola from bern). above is a coathook, made from one piece of sprung steel. from his site:
The growing popularity of online retailers calls for products that can be easily shipped. A simple metal strap with an unimpressive winding off can be transformed into an elegant double loop, held together at the intersection and mounted to the wall with a standard screw and washer.
below is the 'crutch' trestle, which uses 4 metal legs and ratchet straps, which then attach to any top that the user wishes. again, from his site:
Metal frames are put over the edges of a tabletop and contracted with lashing straps creating a highly solid linkage. Other than conventional trestles it causes a table with an unitary look. It is designed to work with any table format and for tabletops dimensioned at 24 to 30mm thickness.
both designs are very simple and clever!
link to original article
link to nicola from bern