Everyone can use a bit more closet space, so why not make your auxiliary storage something to stare at? The Hansen Family's Remix Trunk is a beautifully simple design whose clean lines and lovely construction have left me smitten. Based on a traditional overseas trunk from the 19th century, this "remix" of the original features a two-box construction that splits open to reveal dresser drawers, cupboard shelving, and an area for hanging clothing. It also includes a hat tree, flip-up mirror, and cubbyholes for shoes or bags.
The Remix Trunk is made in the Hansen Family's small atelier in the Sauerland region in Germany. All furniture is made with ecologically grown wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. The Hansen Family actually selects each piece of wood by hand, ensuring that each piece of furniture is both unique and sturdy.
The Hansen Family label was founded by designer Gesa Hansen, who grew up in a Scandinavian family of carpenters, designers, and architects. The first collection from the label won the International Red Dot Award twice over, as well as the 2010 International Good Design Award of the Chicago Athenaeum. It was also nominated for the German Design Prize 2011.