The SKID line is all about functional elegance. It consists of a purist coat stand in two widths and a range of variants. The metal frame is finished in brushed stainless steel or powder-coated in slate black and topped with a semi-cylindrical wooden strip. In the steel variant, this is made of solid oak or walnut; in the powder-coated one it is crafted from walnut wood. The wider models are available only with a brushed stainless steel frame and can be ordered with a mirror panel or an integrated magnetic display board in white oak or walnut. SKID can also be complemented with two small holders for single umbrellas or a larger umbrella stand, if desired. In addition, a set of four small, matching metal hooks can be purchased. Smart, sleek and stylish – a special eye-catcher in offices, corridors and entrance areas.
»Wabi Sabi« – »more beautiful through ageing« is the guiding principle of Japanese utilitarian aesthetics that Fritz Frenkler likes to follow in his work. He gained experience with Japan as managing director for frogdesign Asia. Among other positions, he worked as a design director for Deutsche Bahn AG. Together with Anette Ponholzer he founded the f/p design Deutschland gmbh and f/p design japan inc. He is Regional Advisor with ICSID and member of the board at the iF International Forum Design Hannover. In 2005, he was appointed Honorary Professor at the Braunschweig University of Art and professor at the Technical University of Munich at the Industrial Design department in 2006.