Swedish design student Erik Hellstrom of NFNSSFS recently introduced me to his latest project, Hanger A – a minimal and efficient clothes hanger. The design itself is based on simplicity and practicality. Hellstrom also wanted the hanger to subtly blend into its surroundings whilst maintaining an elegance. Hanger A consists of basics, that is, omitting extraneous materials and decorative elements. A lot of hangers/systems take too much attention away from the function and also the clothes on display. However, this does not mean that the design aesthetic of a simple hanger is not important, and so I worked on not “overdoing” it. The hanger is handmade, comprised of Swedish pine measuring 2x3x80 cm, painted in white egg-tempura and is suspended from white linen string. A larger version of Hanger A has also been designed in black and measures 2x3x125 cm.
Categorized “Clothing hanger”
Austrian designer Klemens Schillinger, currently based in London, has produced Oneline – a lightweight clothes rail with beautiful simplicity. Oneline consists of only a single component – a mild steel tube. With four simple bends, the tube becomes a structurally stable yet lightweight object. The design considered the maximum available standard length mild steel tubing (6 metres) in order to produce a clothes rail that leaves no offcuts and requires minimal material investment. I always enjoy seeing minimalist wardrobes and although I’ve yet to invest in one, this is certainly another I admire. Coated in white and I think I’m sold. Photography by Leonhard Hilzensauer.
Yokohama is a design by Toni Pallejà for the new Spanish company Made Design, focused on complements for offices and facilities. Made Design simply describes it as: Hanging clothes at its minimum: a suspended hanger. Yokohama is available as a single hanger as well as a multiple mounting from an anodized aluminium perforated plate. Combining these gives you the interesting option to create your own composition – elevating clothing hangers into the realm of art.
This concept for a clothing hanger, the Aufhänger, sprung from the mind of Austrian art student Milica Balubdžić. Instead of a hook, it would be held up with magnets. Balubdžić developed a seperate hanger for shirts, and one for skirts. I’m not sure if this would (functionally) be an improvement to the ‘classic’ hanger… What do you think?