Modern Classics: The Eames Hang-It-All

For the past month, we've been highlighting the most iconic, the most recognizable pieces of modern furniture design. Most are chairs. Some are lamps — a few are tables. And one is a coatrack. Leave it to the Eameses to put their mark on a humble utilitarian object in a way that's still recognizable more than fifty years later. The wire hooks with the colorful wooden balls strike just the right balance between playful and modern.

The Eames Hang-It-All was originally produced by Tigrett Enterprises, until the company went out of business in 1961. Herman Miller re-introduced the design in 1994, perhaps anticipating the coming MCM mania. You may have a hard time finding a vintage Hang-It-All, but they remain relatively affordable; new ones can be had for under $200. Small space dwellers rejoice!

TOP ROW:
1. In the bedroom of a Sydney home from The Design Files.
2 & 3. Next to a desk in this Austin home from Apartment Therapy.
4. The Hang-It-All makes a nice catch-all next to the bed in this room from Interior Magasinet.
5. In a kids' room from Design Sponge. I love that this particular Hang-It-All is low enough to the ground for little folks to reach.

BOTTOM ROW:
6. The more subdued walnut version (a limited edition) is perfect on a dark wall. From The Marion House Book.
7. In an Australian home from The Design Files.
8 & 9. Is that a giant Hang-It-All I see? Delightful. From the home of Andre Wyst and Ines Colmorgen. European Chic via SFGirlbyBay.
10. A row of Hang-It-Alls in a foyer, from stylist Aaron Hom.

(Images: as linked above)

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