Designers: Charles and Ray Eames
With their Hang-It-All, Charles and Ray Eames elevated the everyday coat rack into something inventive and fun. First crafted with multicolored hooks and a white wire frame, two new monochromatic options, all-black and all-white, expand the offering with fidelity to the sophistication—and sense of play—of the original.
Originally designed for children, the Hang-It-All is now considered at home in places where adults work and play, too.
Although it's fun, it's practical, too. Strong enough to hold winter overcoats, laptop case, or messenger bag, it's a cheerful piece that can brighten up a foyer, mud room, bedroom, kitchen, or bathroom.
"The appreciation of the small objects that are around us every day is what produces an appreciation of art."Charles and Ray Eames View Design Story
To create the rack's wire frame, Charles and Ray and the Eames Office applied the mass-production techniques for welding wires they had developed for earlier designs. The frame has a powder coat finish, and each of its angular bends is capped with solid wood balls. First crafted with multicolored balls and a white frame, the design now also comes in two monochromatic options: all-black or all-white.
The sense of playful originality that Charles and Ray Eames brought to all their work is especially notable in their Eames Hang-It-All. It first appeared in 1953 as a place made for a child's belongings. But for all its whimsy, the Hang-It-All is a useful piece of art. For secure mounting, the hardware package includes drywall anchors and screws. 14 5/8 inches high, 19 3/4 inches wide, 6 1/2 inches deep.