Cliq coat hangers by Flow Design
replace hooks with magnets

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These clothes hangers by German-Latvian creative agency Flow Design don't feature hooks, instead attaching to the underside of any metal surface with magnets (+ movie).

Cliq coat hangers by Flow Design replace hooks with magnets

The Cliq resembles a standard hanger in size and proportion, but doesn't have the hook section that traditionally attaches the hanger to a rail. In its place sits a powerful magnet that can attach to any metal surface, be it flat or circular.

Cliq coat hangers by Flow Design replace hooks with magnets

The strength of attraction can support garments weighing up to two kilograms. To use the Cliq, users simply move the hangers close to the metallic surface and the magnetic force will draw the two together, making a satisfying click when they meet.

Cliq coat hangers by Flow Design replace hooks with magnets

Available in natural birch, black, or white, the hangers can be slid along the surface with a swipe of the hand.

Cliq coat hangers by Flow Design replace hooks with magnets

By eliminating the hook, the design saves six centimetres of vertical space on average. Another property of the magnets means that two hangers will naturally repel each other, creating an even gap between each garment.

Cliq coat hangers by Flow Design replace hooks with magnets

The magnets will degrade over time, but the designers say it won't be noticeable and constitutes a loss in effectiveness of "less than 1% over a period of ten years."

The hangers can be individually branded with engraving, labels or pad printing, and can be purchased from the agency's website.

Cliq coat hangers by Flow Design replace hooks with magnets

Photography courtesy of Janis Karklins.

  • Zane Kalnāja

    Looks so easy and simple!

  • Romain_M

    Very elegant indeed! Not sure, however, about the domestic applications of the design…

  • http://dailygrail.com/ Red Pill Junkie

    F#$%ing coat hangers, how do they work?!

  • Chlorosphere

    A very good idea! Where can we find the Flow Design website please?