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Eames Hang It All

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One of the most iconic pieces of mid-century design is the Hang-It-All designed by Ray and Charles Eames in 1953. Intended to be used by children the idea was that the playful colors would be appealing and encourage kids to hang up their own backpacks, jackets and scarves.

The hook consists of a white powder-coated steel frame and fourteen brightly colored wooden balls. Appearing simple in construction, the rack uses a method of welding that was new at the time. The same method as used in Eames wire-based furniture and by Bertoia in his famous mesh chairs.

Since it was first advertised in The New Yorker magazine, the Eames Hang-It-All has gone on to establish itself as a classic piece of modern design.

Images: 1. Varpunen  2. The Design Files  3. The Design Files  4. Varpunen

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  • Reply Marion November 24, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Last week-end, I was walking in a Parisian street where a temporary flea market was organized and I straightaway thought of your post as I saw the exact same hook ! I’m pretty sure it was genuine, but I did not even ask for the price…

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