Now that we've hauled out our heaviest winter coats, let's think about coat racks. One of my favorites is the colorful Hang-It-All (1953) by Charles and Ray Eames, but — although no one is too old for Eamesian whimsy — it was originally designed for children. This limited edition walnut and black version, available until early 2011, is a rich-looking, grown-up version of the Hang-It-All.
It isn't cheap. The original Hang-It-All is itself is on sale now at DWR for $152.15. And you'd have to shell out an extra Benjamin for the walnut edition, which is priced at $249. You're paying for great design, limited availability, and finer materials — walnut instead of painted maple. And, after all, it is probably the first thing you and your guests see when you walk into your house.
I think I prefer the sophistication of the walnut edition. Which is your pick?
Images: Design Within Reach