Each Piece of the Trempel Collection is Cut from a Single Cardboard Pipe

By: Amelia Roblin - Apr 6, 2015
References: puzur & yankodesign
Spend a minute observing these tube hangers and you might still be surprised to discover how they were manufactured. The broad elliptical forms of the clothes hooks were actually cut from small and circular pipes made from paper, used to roll industrial materials and for protective packing.

Instead of having these items tossed away or put through the energy-hungry recycling process, Victor Puzur proposes reusing them as they are. Using a strategy similar to slicing bread, the designer created sharp diagonal sections that would increase the width of the tube hangers to support the shoulders of shirts and jackets. The subtly arched opening also supports the slinging of dress pants.

What can be learned from the Trempel clothes hangers is that designers and manufacturers can benefit from already fabricated components, to save time, money and carbon footprints when making new products.