HOME + GARDEN, ORGANIZING | October 8, 2009

5 Eye-Catching Coat Racks

5 design coat racks and hooks

Many apartments and condo units do not have a formal entryway. This is without counting the increasing number of units that lack a coat closet. Even if you have a coat closet, chances are, that it is almost full by all your coats needed to accommodate 4 seasons. For all these reasons, we often need to install a coat rack for our guests.

A coat rack can be more than utilitarian. Why not select a coat rack that will make a lasting impression? I found 5 coat racks that should become a conversation piece.

For the Art Lover or the Family

flying hooks coat hangers at gselect

The Flying hooks are almost an art form. Instead of putting it on the wall, each hanger is attached to the ceiling using a stainless steel cable. Each hanger can be hung at any height. A family can decide to hang a few coat hangers extra low. This way, the young kids can reach their hanger. I am torn between the Flying hooks and the treehooked to elect a favorite.

For the Urban Girl

amt treehooked coat hooks

AlissiaMT (amt) designed the treehooked. They come in green or white soft-coated steel with screws and spacers in a matching color. Treehooked was inspired by organic form but when I looked at it, I see a subway map. You can put several together for a bigger impact.

For the Bachelor

dart coat hooks by suck uk

I imagine the Dart coat hooks hanging on the wall of a game room, a teenager bedroom or a bachelor pad. At this price, you can stock a few for the Christmas gift exchanges.

For the Modernist

kangaroo hook by cascando :: dutch design

At more than $250 a piece, the Kangaroo hook is eye catching for two reasons. But you have to admit that this concept is ingenious. The two lower arms act as a coat hangar while the 2 upper arms can hold hats or coats. Overall, you can either put 3 coats or a coat, a hat and a scarf or 2 coats and a hat on a single hook.

For the Twitterer

umbra birdeye hooks

The Umbra Birdeye rack reminds me of the Twitter bird. Besides the entry hall, this multi hook stand would be cute in a girl bedroom.

SOURCING:
+ Flying hooks designed by Ariette Bos and Tom Couvee 4 hangers $158.10, 9 hangers $300
+ Treehooked by amt $90 USD
+ Dart Coat Hooks by Suck UK $24.30 USD for pack of 3
+ Umbra Birdeye Multi Hook $13.49

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