hanging rack; wire structure with fourteen wood balls attached to projecting wires; wood balls painted various colors

© Eames Office

Hang-It-All, c. 1955 (designed 1953)

Most kids aren’t naturally neat. With the brightly colored balls of their “Hang-It-All” organizer, Charles and Ray Eames tried to make tidiness fun, helping to usher in a new era of colorful children’s furniture and accessories. The design by the husband-and-wife team resembles the abstract sculpture of the period, as well as the structure of atoms, which influenced popular culture and design in the post-World War II (1939–45) era. Only a few thousand “Hang-It-Alls” were made before Tigrett Enterprises went out of business, but the Herman Miller Furniture Company reissued the product in the 1990s.

Details
Title
Hang-It-All
Artist Life
1907-1978
Role
Designer
Accession Number
2011.100
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hanging rack; wire structure with fourteen wood balls attached to projecting wires; wood balls painted various colors

© Eames Office

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