With their Hang-It-All, Charles and Ray Eames made the everyday coat rack inventive and fun. Their whimsical original design features a white frame and multicolored hooks. Our exclusive Herman Miller Select 2010 Edition reinterprets this classic with solid walnut hooks against a black frame.
Available until February 15, 2011, or until supplies last, the 2010 edition is more than just a conversation piece; it is a sophisticated place to hang your hat—or coat, or backpack, or scarf—in the office or at home.
What's In It For You
Welded steel. The black, welded-steel wire frame attaches directly to walls or other surfaces.
Fun and Functional
Walnut hooks. The solid walnut balls are a refined complement to the black frame.
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.