One of our first investments in our old home was a "Hang it All" coat rack designed by Charles and Ray Eames. At the time, we paid around $130, which was much more than we'd ever thought we'd spend on wall hooks, but we loved the design and we knew it was worth the extra money, since we'd use it for a long time. Fast forward several years...
... and it's still one of our favorite pieces. This design has consistently made Apartment Therapy's list of best wall hooks and best coat racks, and it appears in more than a few of our house tours.
Designed by the Eameses in 1953, it was originally intended for children, but the simplicity of the design translated well into other markets. The base is powdercoated steel and the hooks are painted wood, making it a strong and long-lasting piece. It's sold at lots of stores including DWR, Velocity, Amazon, and others. The current list price is around $180.
Photos: Sarah Coffey, Melissa and Matt, Evan Thomas, Anna, Herman Miller