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Et Tu the Valet Stand

ET TU the Valet - Original interpretation of traditional Valet as a Kiwi fish hook

Comments (5)
  • The stand responds to a need for an innovative day-to-day clothes support that is mostly unconsidered in the marketplace. The structure is an improvement on the ‘back of a chair’. This can be for suit jackets, scarves, tshirts or singlets slung free at the end of the day. Distinct curves act out a bilingual pun in name Et Tu, which means in Maori to “stand up” [lines from the NZ film Sione’s Wedding “Et Tu Brutus?” - “Why are you speaking Maori?”]. a comic clothes relief.

    11 years ago

  • The form is inspired by a recent immersion in New Zealand’s traditional kiwi carved aesthetics. ET TU expands on a traditional English ‘valet’ stand with a calligraphic brushstroke merging the Australian Aboriginal icon of the boomerang and the Kiwi “hei matau” fish hook motive. It then catches clothes thrown in effect to a valet butler, standing sartorially at the foot of the bed.

    11 years ago

  • ET TU VALET is a dynamic timber form, light in structure and open to support the days clothes, with crosscultural references suitable for hospitality and domestic uses.

    11 years ago

  • ET TU is a handmade series reinterpreting the valet stand from western cultural traditions. Inspiration of form is both from the Aboriginal ‘boomerang’ and the carved Maori ‘hei-matau’ or kiwi fish-hook motifs, seen in its shadow. Titled “Et Tu”, being Maori for “stand up”, as a comic relief pun constructed from a calligraphic tag that can bring you order + clarity to sorting the day’s clothes.

    11 years ago

  • You can keep your hat on

    12 years ago

  • You can keep your hat on

    12 years ago

  • ET TU is a handmade series reinterpreting the valet stand from western cultural traditions. Inspiration of form is both from the Aboriginal ‘boomerang’ and the carved Maori ‘hei-matau’ or kiwi fish-hook motifs, seen in its shadow. Titled “Et Tu”, being Maori for “stand up”, as a comic relief pun constructed from a calligraphic tag that can bring you order + clarity to sorting the day’s clothes.

    11 years ago

  • ET TU VALET is a dynamic timber form, light in structure and open to support the days clothes, with crosscultural references suitable for hospitality and domestic uses.

    11 years ago

  • The form is inspired by a recent immersion in New Zealand’s traditional kiwi carved aesthetics. ET TU expands on a traditional English ‘valet’ stand with a calligraphic brushstroke merging the Australian Aboriginal icon of the boomerang and the Kiwi “hei matau” fish hook motive. It then catches clothes thrown in effect to a valet butler, standing sartorially at the foot of the bed.

    11 years ago

  • The stand responds to a need for an innovative day-to-day clothes support that is mostly unconsidered in the marketplace. The structure is an improvement on the ‘back of a chair’. This can be for suit jackets, scarves, tshirts or singlets slung free at the end of the day. Distinct curves act out a bilingual pun in name Et Tu, which means in Maori to “stand up” [lines from the NZ film Sione’s Wedding “Et Tu Brutus?” - “Why are you speaking Maori?”]. a comic clothes relief.

    11 years ago

Simon Alexander Cook
Consultant Designer Maker Artist Sydney, Australia