Friday, May 27, 2011
One way to minimize the morning rush is to decide the night before what you'll be wearing the next day — and then you could assemble that next-day wardrobe on a valet stand. (A modified version of this approach is the valet rod that many closet companies offer.) Some valet stands also provide a place for your wallet, change, etc. — so everything you need can be assembled in one place. Those who dress formally — in suits, etc. — would get more benefit from a valet stand than those of us who dress fairly casually. But all of us can admire the nice products available to us — although some might be difficult to get outside of Europe.
The gentlemen's valet stand shown above comes from Stephen Morris Furniture - and you can also find it at Not on the High Street.
And if you have a lot of money to spend, you could consider the mahogany valet stand from Hermès.
Of course, not all valet stands are wood. Here's the Flamingo 2 valet stand from D-Tec.
And then there are the valet stands that seem more suited for casual use, such as this one designed by Gabriella Gustafsson for Design House Stockholm. It's described as "an alternative to the 'clothes chair' (you know the one, the chair in the bedroom that you throw all your clothes over)." Luminaire is another U.S. distributor. This could work beautifully as a place to store those semi-dirty clothes we all grapple with.
But for pure fun, it would be hard to beat this valet de nuit, which comes to us from MADE 75 in Paris.
Care for Your Clothes with a Valet Stand
Bedroom Elegance: The Clothes Valet Stand