cliq magnetic clothing hangers by flow design eliminates hooks cliq magnetic clothing hangers by flow design eliminates hooks
mar 17, 2014

cliq magnetic clothing hangers by flow design eliminates hooks

cliq clothing hangers replace hooks with earth magnets
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german-latvian designers georg dwalischwili and janis karklins of flow design have completely overhauled the design of the ubiquitous clothing hanger with ‘cliq’ by eliminating the hook from the hanger. replaced with strong earth magnets instead, the minimal natural birch hangers are capable of supporting up to two kilograms of weight, holding wardrobe items such as suits, coats, sweaters or t-shirts. the cliq can be used on any metallic tube or surface, and because the magnets create equal gaps between the hangers, clothing racks always appear organized.



 video courtesy cliq


 the cliq can be used on any metallic tube or surface


 the hanger eliminates the hook, saving on average 6 cm of vertical space


 the premium version can hold up to two kilograms of weight


 the hangers are available in natural birch, transparent white and vibrant black surface finishes


  • You see a lot of ‘cutsie’ consumer products here but this one deserves an award.


    JimCan says:
  • You see a lot of ‘cutsie’ consumer items here but this is a real product. It deserves an award.


    JimCan says:
  • great design but they are $65 each. And how would you hang pants on them?

    Dominusfecit says:
  • clever idea. but i couldn’t find anywhere how easy you can take down it from metalic surface. Is it easy?

    peter says:
  • It is only deserving of an award if it work better than traditional hangers. As was pointed out, you need a different version for pants. Second, imagine a clothing bar full of clothes. Now, you want to slide them on the bar. If you push the clothes or hangers horizontally (or slightly off center), will the hangers fall off the bar? If the hangers tilt even slightly, the magnetic field strength will weaken and I suspect the hangers are fairly likely to fall off the bar. Would love to know how well these work and not just how they look.

    MhuntM says:
  • Not sure about this one. What problem exactly was it trying to solve?
    Seems out of touch with the real world, where we “leaf through” our closets, chop and change clothes –
    different clothes need different types of hangers – sometimes hang things other than in the closet, and untidy closets are a fact of life if there are too many clothes.
    Uniform hangers, for a sense of order, are easy enough to buy. Maybe it’s cost-effective for top-end boutiques.
    Jim, it looks like another “cutsie” to me, or have I missed something?

    Evelyn says:
  • Crazy. maybe OK for posh shops. Over designed, over-priced, impractical, where do trousers go? I need max hanging space, equal spacing isn’t a priority in my clothes cupboard.

    Middle Mass says:
  • Obviously, a european concept. Clearly, the average American over loaded closet could tumble under this design.

    Joanada says:
  • What’s wrong with the hooks?

    Merm says:
  • An overly complicated product for a problem that didn’t really exist in the first place. Typical of the design world. why don’t you guys show some real product design? The designer hasn’t really thought this through and is not worthy of an award. sure it looks nice but does it work?

    It wouldn’t even work in a retail environment, having worked in a this environment while studying I witnessed how people like to throw around the hangers while searching for their size!

    fool says:
  • it says the problem it is saving: the height of the hanging area is reduced. the “hook” part of a hanger takes up 3 or inches and you have to leave at least an inch above the bar to get the hook onto the bar in your closet. This save
    5 or 6 inches of truly wasted space in a closet. the article doesn’t seem to say if they slide back and forth much, which is critical, and why don’t they show the obvious enhancement of the pants version. the cost is because you just put a giant magnet into a piece of wood. I don’t care how many you make, this is harder to make than a plastic hanger…

    Margaret says:
  • The advantage of the conventional hangers is that when you want to put in/take out a particular item, you create a larger space by pushing the other hangers together. The design is beautiful, but not practical, in my opinion

    Betsy Klinger says:
  • Why does the video only show the hangers being put “on” to the rack? I have a feeling they are difficult or awkward to take off again…

    Pete says:
  • Looks good.
    I do not hang up trousers in my entrance hall.
    Pushing hangers beside seems possible (take look to the clip.
    Others hangers will maybe inroduced later, i suppose

    tt says:
  • Speaking as a designer, I agree with the others, this hasn’t been thought through sufficiently well – Apart from the potential issues of the hanger releasing during robust ‘rummaging’ and the price of the things, I think the shape, beautiful as it is in its simplicity, is just wrong. It does not support the clothes well and will inevitably result in stretched necklines – if it’s the conventional hook that needs addressing, then have a go at that – magnets are just fashionable right now, but they’re not a panacea

    Bruce Renfrew says:
  • speaking as an architect & designer, This hasn’t been thought through…. One of the simplest and a very effective strategy against clothes lifting / thieving has been placing the hangers in such a way that the hook is alternated facing forwards & rearwards on the support rod. This prevents a picking up of more than one garment at at time and is an effective deterrent against shop-lifting. This magnetic hanger makes it easier for many garments to be swept off the rod in a jiffy….not so good in stores that do not have anti theft sensors attached to all merchandise…. needs a rethink in my opinion

    DP says:

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