Z-shaped clothes hanger easily
fits through the neck hole

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This clothes hanger by Irish studio Gazel can slide out of the top of a shirt without stretching the neck thanks to its offset handle (+ slideshow).

Gazelle Clothes Hanger by Gazel_1sq

Gazel designed the Z-shaped Gazelle hanger to make the process of removing clothes from storage quicker and more convenient.

Gazelle Clothes Hanger by Gazel_2

Instead of rising from the centre of the hanger like in traditional models, the handle is shifted to one side as continuation of one of the arms, then folded back on itself to form the hook.

Gazelle Clothes Hanger by Gazel_3

When the garment needs to be taken off, the handle is slid to the other side of the shirt until one corner becomes free from the garment's shoulder and pokes out of the neck.

Gazelle Clothes Hanger by Gazel_4

The rest of the hanger can then be lifted out through the head hole without stretching the material.

Gazelle Clothes Hanger by Gazel_5

"With this design we've tried to bring a flicker of joy to an interaction often seen as mundane or awkward," Gazel founders Ronan Murphy and Kevin Doherty. "We think that this flicker of joy is actually quite important: it can be the spark for a happier and more fulfilling day in general."

Gazelle Clothes Hanger by Gazel_dezeen_1

Hung on a rail, the hanger balances level when loaded with a garment and gently tilts when not is use. The design retains the horizontal bar for storing trousers.

The product will be exhibited at the Home homeware and accessories buying event, taking place at the Earls Court 2 in London from 12 to 14 January 2014.

Read on for more text from the designers:


Gazelle Clothes Hanger by Gazel

The Gazelle Clothes Hanger derives its inspiration from the grace, speed and elegance of the gazelle on the African plains. Designers Ronan and Kevin wanted to turn the cumbersome act of hanging clothes into a one of one simple and enjoyable interaction.

Gazelle Clothes Hanger by Gazel_6

"With this design, we've tried to bring a flicker of joy to an interaction often seen as mundane or awkward. We think that this flicker of joy is actually quite important: it can be the spark for a happier and more fulfilling day in general."

Gazelle Clothes Hanger by Gazel_9

Focusing on the user, they have developed a stunning design with a beautifully integrated handle. This not only makes hanging clothes a simple pleasure, but cares for garments by avoiding stretching at the neck. The hanger balances perfectly on the rail when clothes are on it, and tilts gently to tell you when it's free.

The result is a beautiful and striking silhouette that glides effortlessly in and out of tops, dresses and buttoned shirts. "Gazelle is our interpretation of style and function in perfect harmony."

  • Maria Liliana Ggo

    As a concept it’s well executed. It has a beautiful configuration as well, however I’m not so sure how much it actually simplifies the action of hanging clothes.

    • Gavin

      Maybe not with shirts, but jumpers definitely.

  • Gavin

    Genius. Proper design. Take a mundane every day object and make it better. I’m disappointed with myself that I’ve never thought to do this, every time I try to take a jumper off a hanger.

  • David

    I really want to appreciate this but I’m not sure if this solves any real problems. Opening the top button of a shirt seems a lot easier to me – I guess jumpers might be a better target.

  • Julie G

    Genius! Now they just need to make them out of that flocked material so the clothes don’t slide off the hangers in the closet, or onto the retail floor.

  • hellfire

    This design has been around for a while, though sadly had not been popularised for some inexplicable reason.