Working as a packaging designer and needing a coat rack this product was a result of its environment. With a CNC cardboard cutter, and an abundant supply of cardboard, the idea came quite naturally. The idea to bring it to market came after realizing that 3 years later, the original prototype was still being used daily. Over the past three years, the Cardboard Coat rack has been subjected to three rainy Vancouver winters worth of wet jackets, backpacks and scarves. The coat rack is 100% recyclable and made of cardboard containing up to 50% recycled content. It has been tested to hold up to 35 lbs and can withstand a moderate amount of moisture.