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Enlighten outerwear with a coat rack-slash-lamp inspired by the Middle Ages

by Paolo Ferrarini in Design on 11 October 2010

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Tabard, an illuminated coat rack, makes retro-Middle Ages inspiration relevant with a completely new function and contemporary look. Conceived by veteran industrial designer Denis Santachiara for the experimental Italian lighting company Pallucco, Tabard (a short overcoat worn by knights) subtly recalls Europe's days of monarchs and maidens with irony and light. The rigid shell covers a traditional coat rack, protecting the garments while emitting a substantial amount of light.

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Tabard is available in two versions, a wall light or floor lamp, which consists of two shells joined together. To see more of how the Tabard works, check out the video.


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