Peter Farran

Eames Hang-it-All Coat Rack

In Classics on April 24, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Eames Hang-it-All Coat Rack

Creator: Charles and Ray Eames
Created: 1953
Origin: Santa Monica, California, USA

The Eames Hang-it-All is a bent and welded, steel, dip-coated steel coat rack with brightly lacquered wooden spherical pegs. It was designed by Eames for Tigrett Enterprises Playhouse Division as a coat rack for children but the striking, minimalist design has maintained popular appeal across the decades in modern homes and offices world-wide. The Hang-it-All coat rack was born out of a need for well designed furnishings for Charles and Ray Eames own family and to encourage children to hang up their own belongings.

The Hang-it-All is fixed to the wall via 4 screws passing through holes in the bent steel rod making for excellent rigidity and durability. The production takes advantage of the same production techniques pioneered in their successful furniture production of the time. Charles Eames developed an interest in architecture and design from the age of 14 when he worked in a steel production factory. After meeting his partner Ray the couple became widely recognised for their innovative work in the fields of furniture design, architecture, photography and film.

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  1. I love how some mid-century stuff really stood the test of time. That wouldn’t look out of place in a home, or a shop, today.

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