High & Dry

Laundry pole holders are standard fittings in most older HDB (Housing Development Board) estates. Intended for laundry drying, they have also been adapted by homeowners into handy props for all kinds of things.

Nostalgia for simpler times can be a powerful filter that translates perceptions of banality into one of functional beauty. In our hands, the ubiquitous pole holder has evolved into an elegant wall accessory.

Used singly or in an array, they can serve as light fixtures, clothes hangers or even cubbyholes for keys and trinkets.