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Coathanger shaped chair backrest

To place one's coat on without ruining its shape.
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I know you do it
I do it all the time.
I'm doing it right now.
It crumples my clothes something chronic.

You place your coat or jacket over your chair - whether its at home, when you get in from work or at work, when you arrive from home. Unless there is a hat and coat stand, or the luxury of a free hook on the door - the natural thing to do is slip it over the seat you sit on.

I propose a backrest style for chairs that is shaped to let a coat hang from it. The top of the chair will be recessed slightly so that the collar and lapels of the coat/jacket fit over without interfering with one's posture.

The backrest will have a slight, upward bump where a neck would be. The top edge will house two rigidly sprung shoulders that can be moved into a position to mimic your very own frame.

No more rounded, stretch-shouldered coats.

(Usual baked disclaimer - I tried and failed with a 'google' to find something similar -if its out there I'll retreat this)

Jinbish, Jul 09 2003

Valet Chair http://www.valetsta...m/valstanvalba.html
Place to hang coat/clothes on back of chair [dweeb, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Chair Coathanger http://www.proform....et=Aeron_chair.html
A better solution, evidently available for many types of chair. (Scroll to bottom; Aeron does them too, but they are not shown here.) [DrCurry, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       I'm not allowed to wear a jacket, but + for if I ever again get a job where I am.
egbert, Jul 09 2003

       mine is perched on a hook just inches above the shredder. I know, I just know that one day I will go home minus one sleeve.   

       not even a strait jacket, egbert? :P
po, Jul 09 2003

       Make sure you include some secure clips to attach the jacket to the chair, then I will be able to play "Attack of the suit-jacket" games with my office colleauges; when I spin my computer chair round and smack them in the face with my jacket.

silverstormer, Jul 09 2003

       (suddenly feels pity for how small [ss]'s cube must be)
Worldgineer, Jul 09 2003

       I wouldn't want one at home or work, I favour hooks for my coats, if I put them on the back of a chair they always end up piled one on top of the other until the sheer weight causes the chair to toppple backwards.   

       But this would be fantastic in the pub or at a low budget restaurant where there's no cloakroom facility.   

       The pubs I go to tend to have those wooden chairs with the extremelly wide and square backs, and the traditional nobbly bits on either side at the top, so the shoulders of my coat get stretched out of shape rather badly.
fshhhh, Jul 09 2003

       [fshhhh] You look now like an evil overlord though, right?
silverstormer, Jul 09 2003

       I have seen several fancy designs in hotels where I have stayed. The first link is for a basic unit for the home- and the second (web page changed and link is lost) is a hanger built directly into the backrest.
dweeb, Jul 09 2003

       Speaking from experience, sadly, you don't want to be sitting on any jackets, whatever the shape of your chair.   

       Aeron has a coat-hanger fitting for the back of their chairs.
DrCurry, Jul 09 2003

       Rather than a separate hanger, [DrC], which I concede is a better solution. I think I'd like the back of the chair approach - like right now, as sit on my jacket rather than use the coathanger that * I * brought into the office. (Damn my bad habits)   

       [dweeb]'s second link is closest to what I was thinking. I was invisaging a carved wooden chair, like any other with a normal sized back - except the 'shoulders' can be adjusted a little.   

       And I wanted the top of the backrest slightly recessed, so when you lean back you aren't crushing the lapels.
Jinbish, Jul 10 2003

       Can I have mine a little higher than the back of my chair so I don't wheel over my jacket as I push away from my desk. Not only does it crease the jacket but can overturn the chair.
oneoffdave, Jul 10 2003


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