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Simple Genius: The X Hanger Turns Your Wardrobe Into Hangable Wall Art

A long-overdue rethink of an object you’d think couldn’t be improved.

The coat hook is one of those handy-dandy inventions that have barely changed a wink in centuries. Although designers have come up with countless variations on its form, the basic function has remained limited: it’s fine for a single coat but can accommodate little else. The Israeli designer Kfir Schwalb solves the problem with his ingenious X Hanger, a hybrid between a wall-mounted hook and a traditional clothes hanger.

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Not only can the crisscross hook hold your coat but your scarf, hat, and sweater–without deforming your favorite cashmere cardigan. X Hanger, made from powder-coated steel, is still in the production phase but Schwalb plans to offer it in a range of colors. We’ll let you know when it’s available.

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A former editor at such publications as WIRED, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Fast Company, Belinda Lanks has also written for The New York Times Magazine, The New York Observer, Interior Design, and ARTnews.

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