After juggling a few different ideas for my final project, I think I’ve settled on building a custom tie and belt rack. I knew that I wanted to create something functional for my main project so that I would be motivated to invest more time into creating something better than my upcycle project.
While putting clothes away, I realized that I had both my ties and my belts laying all around my room with nowhere to store them. I dismissed the idea at first because it does’t have a major dynamic aspect but after doing some research, I found that I could in corporate some interesting features to make it dynamic. Below are a couple images showing options for dynamic tie racks.
I think both of these ideas are very interesting. In the first, the rack spins whereas the second slides back and forth. A third option could be to have the entire rack itself, slide out from behind coat hangers or something that.
As far as the aesthetic goes, I haven’t settled on a theme but I do like the look of wood better than metal. Makes the final product feel more homemade and there is the possibility for using the lazer cutter to add lettering or designs to the wood exterior. I’ll have to do some more research into both functional design and aesthetic design but I’m excited to get started.
(amazon.com Spinning Tie Rack. 2016. https://www.pinterest.com/explore/tie-rack/)
(Amy 2012. Kansas City Closet Company. http://www.kccloset.com/blog/index.php/belt-and-tie-racks-for-your-custom-closet/)