I absolutely love Eames’ designs, but I can live without the prices! A bit ironic since the Eames identified a need for affordable, high-quality furniture for the average consumer!
Charles Eames and his wife Ray designed and built amazing furniture and architecture in the 1940-1950’s. Their career did expand past the 10 years mentioned, but these were in my opinion the best years for their designs! They wanted furniture that could serve a variety of uses and be modern.
One piece I love is The Hang It-All! This colourful and whimsical design is a coat rack that you mount on the wall. It has a welded steel wire frame and solid wood balls for hooks. The Hang It-All was originally designed for children but has become a popular piece to have in foyers and hallways. It is also a piece of art!
Well the Hang It-All is $200.00! I don't think my husband would be impressed if I purchased it for my daughter’s room! S I searched for an alternative!
This five pack of colorful hooks are a great and inexpensive alternative! The Losjon hooks from IKEA cost me $8.99 plus tax!
For more information on the Hang It-All and Charles and Ray Eames take a look at the Herman Miller website.