When this whimsical Eames design debuted in 1953, the public’s perception of coat racks changed—these utilitarian objects could now be thought of as decorative and fun.
Combining a childlike use of color with a reinterpretation of a conventional household object, the Eames® Hang-It-All Coat Rack is an art object with everyday function.
What Makes the Eames® Hang-It-All Coat Rack So Special?
The Hang-It-All Coat Rack is made from premium materials: steel-wire rods and maple wood. For the colorful version of the design, the steel rods are painted white, adding to the coat rack’s airiness, especially when mounted on a white wall. The Eames® Hang-It-All Coat Rack is produced by Herman Miller®, a manufacturer with a long and storied relationship with Eames design.
During a photo session in the 1950s, Ray Eames playfully demonstrated the Hang-It-All’s versatility: from the wooden balls she hung a roller skate, a kachina doll, a petticoat, and a bow of ribbon. Similarly, the Hang-It-All can be used in a variety of ways in your home. During the winter, it’s a handy place to hang scarves and gloves and, when mounted in a child’s bedroom, it can be utilized for organizing small blankets, articles of clothing and certain types of toys. In an adult’s room, it becomes an inventive way to hang accessories, such as neck ties or jewelry. A place to display one’s hat collection? The Hang-It-All is perfect for this. Ultimately, the Hang-It-All is ideal for use inside your entryway or front room, where it will make a memorable first impression for arriving guests.
The balls of the Hang-It-All are made from painted maple wood. They should be cleaned regularly by rinsing thoroughly with warm water and soap, and then drying immediately (otherwise paint will chip). This will help maintain the integrity of the design. The metal rods of the Hang-It-All can be cleaned with a soft cloth soaked in detergent and warm water. Rinse thoroughly and dry.
The Hang-It-All can be used to hang up to 10 bath towels, although we do not recommend placing wet or damp towels on it.
The Hang-It-All weighs just under 3 lbs. It arrives in a box that measures 22h x 16w x 8"d.
The Eames® Hang-It-All comes fully assembled and includes hanging hardware. The Hang-It-All should be properly anchored to your wall, so we do not recommend hanging it without screws and drywall mounts. Doing so may affect the Hang-It-All’s overall stability.
When properly mounted to the wall, the Hang-It-All can hold a total of 50 lbs. The individual balls can handle up to 10 lbs, as long as no more than five balls are bearing this much weight.
At MoMA Design Store, we sell the authentic Eames® Hang-It-All Coat Rack design that was reissued by Herman Miller®, the design’s manufacturer, in 1994. Eames® is a licensed trademark of Herman Miller®. The Hang-It-All comes with a 5-Year Warranty.