Herman Miller Eames Hang-It-All designed by Charles and Ray Eames
At A Glance: One of the most accessible, most joyful icons of the Mid-Century Modern era, the Eames Hang-It-All sprang from Charles and Ray Eames's playful spirit. They didn't leave their curiosity at home, but instead brought a sense of play to all their work, taking the everyday coat rack to a new place that was inventive and fun. More than just a conversation piece, the Hang-It-All holds anything that slips over its colorful hooks.
What's To Like: Notwithstanding its fun, frivolous look, the Hang-It-All is also a practical rack. It capably holds hats, umbrellas, robes, jackets, scarves, skates, backpacks, and more. Plus, this is one colorful coat rack! What more can you ask for?
What's Not to Like: Make sure you like the colors of the wood hooks, or you could end up with a mismatched piece of colorful art on your wall.
The Bottom Line: One of the most honestly playful coat racks in history, the Eames Hang-It-All brings fun to any living space.
Overall: 14.625" h x 19.75" w x 6.5" d
Sturdily made from welded steel
Wire frame attaches directly to walls or other surfaces
White: Powder-coated finish
Colorful hooks: The solid maple balls are painted in nine colors
For secure mounting, drywall anchors and screws are included
The Herman Miller Eames Hang it All is also known by the following manufacturer item number: HIA.
Beginning in the mid-1940s and continuing throughout their careers, Charles and Ray Eames designed a variety of whimsical toys and furniture pieces specifically for children, including this 1953 piece for Tigrett Enterprises Playhouse Division.
Why children's products? For purely personal reasons: Charles and Ray wanted to give them to their own grandchildren and to the children of friends.
The Hang-It-All -- along with molded plywood animals, small-scale chairs and tables, elaborate cardboard-and-paper masks, and brightly colored building blocks -- were all given the same careful design consideration as the couple's furniture designs.
To achieve the Hang-It-All's spidery base, the Eameses used the mass-production techniques for welding wires that they developed for their wire-base tables and wire chairs.
Charles and Ray Eames Charles and Ray Eames are perhaps the most celebrated designers of the 20th century. Married in 1941, the Eames duo are responsible for some of the most critically acclaimed furniture designs of the modern era. Amongst their most famous designs are the wire chair, the aluminum chair group, and the Hang It All coat rack. Although they are most often remembered today for their furniture designs with partner Herman Miller, the Eameses engaged in artistic expression across a broad range of mediums- including architecture and filmmaking.
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In addition to producing some of the most outstanding office furniture in the world, Herman Miller has also taken on the responsibility of manufacturing some of the most celebrated furniture designs by some of the world's most famous designs. These "modern classics" include works by Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, and Isamu Noguchi. Herman Miller celebrates these famous mid-century designers' works through its extraordinarily precise manufacturing techniques and industry-leading green production processes.
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