Coat Hangers Made From Bike Parts Are Beautiful If Impractical

Coat Hangers Made From Bike Parts Are Beautiful If Impractical


Bicycles are so damn hip these days that they’re infiltrating every aspect of culture. Here’s a great, quirky piece of up-cycling that takes disused bicycles parts and converts them into a set of beautiful coat hangers.

These were designed and made by Oliver Staiano, from Nottingham Trent University in the UK, as part of his final-year project. Each set of three includes a hanger made from part of a wheel, a tube from the frame, and the handlebar. Those sections are stripped, cleaned up, and then finished using high-quality wood. The hooks are made by bending spokes taken from the wheel.

So, I could moan that the shapes maybe aren’t quite right for most clothes that you’re going to hang on them. But that would be missing the point: they’re just cool, dammit.

The only downside is the price. Each set of three is custom-made by Staiano so — while you can buy them from Co-oproduct — they will set you back an eye-watering $US320. Fortunately, there’s also a very thorough set of instructions which tell you how to make them for yourself, step-by-step. [Co-oproduct via Core 77]