Clothes Hook by Kartell
designed by Olaf von Bohr
A classic Kartell product from the 1970's remade with cutting-edge materials that is available in four transparent and two matte finishes. The seemingly amorphous form of the Kartell clothes hook creates a shimmering effect that adds a burst of color while taking up only a small portion of wall space.
About the Designer
Olaf von Bohr
Olaf von Bohr was born in Salzburg, Austria in 1927. After learning the woodwork process, as well as production of furniture and architecture at school in Munich, he moved to Milan in 1953 and worked at Gio Ponti's office. Von Bohr then established his own office in 1960, and worked in collaboration with Sergio Asti, Franco Albini, BBPR. The Clothes Hook presented at Kartell in 1975 was selected as a permanent collection of MoMA. And the Isis chair presented at Kartell won the Chair of the Year at the International Furniture Competition in 1997. Von Bohr designs actively in many fields.
About the Manufacturer
Creativity and technology, glamour and functionality, quality and innovation: a combination of extraordinary factors together with a strategic vision of distribution has contributed to the lasting success of Kartell. By cultural and entrepreneurial choice, since its origins in 1949 the Italian manufacturer has chosen to characterize itself as the market leader in the production of designers articles which use technology and plastic materials. This choice requires a great understanding of materials and transformation technology. A leader in furniture design, Kartell addresses an international audience with a collection unique in originality, variety, size, and range.
Materials & Measurements
Materials: Transparent or batch-dyed polycarbonate
Dimensions: 2" diameter x 4" depth
Contrary to the common idea, products in plastic materials are highly ecological for the reason that they can be recycled (with the exception of polyurethane, little used in Kartell products). Thus, Kartell products can be easily recycled. In order to simplify the recycling process, the various components of Kartell products can be easily separated and reduced to elements made of one single material. Moreover, the plastic parts of each product carry, clearly printed, an identification mark to determine the correct classification of the different kinds of plastic and their effective recycling.