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Clothes hangers and clothing spaces have largely remained in the same format over the years.So designer Daniel decided to change the old hangers, and came with new and innovative idea.Now you don’t need to organize your clothes on the metallic bars that occupy space in closet, because you can use magnets.These hangers replace the hook with a magnet, accompanied by a suspended piece of metal to allow full freedom of arrangement and display.See how is done in this video.

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  1. ionutzb said:
    April 13, 2007

    great, but only for lite weight clothes. imagine how to use this hangers with a large and heavy coat :)

  2. Michael said:
    April 13, 2007

    I know what you say IonutzB, but I think that these are ideal for t-shirts for example.

  3. April 13, 2007

    Great Post :)

  4. alek said:
    April 13, 2007

    um… they do make magnets pretty damn strong. so… you’re wrong. they will work with any clothing. great idea!

  5. smuikas said:
    April 13, 2007

    If you use powerful magnets such as these:
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/science/770f/

    You wouldn’t need to limit it to simply tshirts. Combine that with a small electromagnetically charged ‘ceiling’ for your closet/wardrobe, and you could hang the heaviest of coats.

  6. jan said:
    April 13, 2007

    Rare-earth magnets can hold a tremendous load with just a tiny bit of magnet.

    Check these out:
    http://www.rare-earth-magnets.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=21&KeyWords=Cube&All=True

    Block Magnet Size – 0.250″ (6.35mm) x 0.250″ (6.35mm) x 0.100″ (2.54mm); Pull Force – 2.41lb/1093g; Grade N40

    or these:
    http://www.rare-earth-magnets.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=21&KeyWords=Block&All=True

    I’ve even seen magnets of 10x10x10cm which can hold up about 500kg’s

  7. Ace said:
    April 13, 2007

    What if you want to slide the clothes like you would on a bar? Its an interesting idea, but i dont see it as an improvement on using a pole.

  8. hugo said:
    April 13, 2007

    If the magnets are that strong wont it be hard to pull them off ??

    And if too weak wont be able to hang heavy items as said above….

    I agree it would be hard to slide them too…

    What about close from the cleaners you hang up in your car on the hooks made for hangers? need a magnet in the car now too?

    I ussually hang shirt over doors too before i wear when im getting ready….

    Sorry to bash it cause i love new ideas, but id rather sitck with my hangers…

    Also i use wire hangers to clean my bong, id die with out them

  9. Roy Gerbil said:
    April 13, 2007

    Seems like a really neat idea. But wouldn’t you have a problem with the magnets getting too close and sticking to each other? Maybe a ring of plastic around the edge of the magnet would prevent that.

  10. pos said:
    April 13, 2007

    Nice. I’m so gonna order some.

  11. dragonopolis said:
    April 13, 2007

    Sliding is not an issue you could attach the metal on a slider then attach the hanger/magnet.

    Yes if you use an overly strong magnet. However, if a person did enough testing they could probably find the right strength magnet. Remember mass and weight can help. Generally, a heavy coats weight should help overcome the magnet’s strength.

  12. RB said:
    April 13, 2007

    Magnetic fields strong enough to hold suits could be a significant health risk to those with pacemakers. My dad was interested in getting one of those rare earth magnets until his doctor unequivocally told no.

  13. Erik said:
    April 13, 2007

    Hugo I disagree with a simple bend of the wrist the hanger can come off easily no matter how strong………….but good point about the bong “wire hangers 4 life”

  14. alan said:
    April 13, 2007

    If you had a neighbor upstairs you could frequently erase his/her harddrive while neatly hanging your dress slacks.

  15. tike said:
    April 13, 2007

    LOL @ smuikas: an electromagnetically charged ceiling would be a bit overkill, don’t you think? Magnets work just fine sticking to plain ol’ metal..

  16. JKFan said:
    April 13, 2007

    I just have one question? Why? Are hangers so bad? No they aren’t. So why bother with having an eloctromagnet in the ceiling of your closet. (Seriously…an electricity bill to hang your clothes?)

    This is different for the sake of being differnet. If anything, it is a regression, not an imporvement.

  17. Oscar said:
    April 13, 2007

    I can already see it… after all the discussion of rare earth magnets and other super strong magnets.

    Target – 4 pack of magnohangers $22.95
    Target – 25 pack of regular time-proven hangers $2.95.

    hmm…. thats a simple choice for me.
    This is one of those “Hey, thats really neat…” but then you wonder “…why?”

  18. Nick said:
    April 13, 2007

    I think this is a cool art project, but horrible usability. I think the fact that the clothes can be anywhere is a downside. Picture normal closet, full of clothes hung on these. As you are trying to search for something to wear, you would ultimately end up pushing clothes towards the back of the closet. Then they would be out of sight, or of mind, and they would probably just stay back there never to be worn again.

    This is the same reason on my windows desktop I have “align to grid” checked. Rather then being able to put my icons anywhere, i like that it forces them into easy to find rows and columns.

    I really don’t see a single advantage. One could take the milk out of the carton, so that the milk could flow anywhere in the fridge, but it wouldn’t be a good idea.

  19. Dave said:
    April 13, 2007

    What a stupidly simple and yet brilliant idea!

  20. AyeRoxor said:
    April 13, 2007

    Clearly, you guys have no idea how powerful small magnets can be. Two magnets the size you see here (about 3/4″ cube) could break a bone in your hand if you were playing with them, when made with the right magnetic material, which is NOT hard to make. Go to radio shack and look at the magnets in the base of car-mount magnetic CB antennas.

    But don’t let good, real information stop you from talking out your ass.

  21. Travis said:
    April 13, 2007

    Erik, nice Clerks 2 pseudo reference. ;)

    It appears the magnets are connecting to the metallic shelf, so you can slide all you want. Also pulling straight down may be extremely difficult, but if you tip the magnet it will break loose very easily using the leverage.

    I love the idea, but I figure with my OCD I’d not only be spacing the clothes equally from side to side but also worrying about hanging them at equal depths. eesh

  22. tech said:
    April 13, 2007

    magnet :D

    cool idea
    great…

  23. subcorpus said:
    April 14, 2007

    i could use some of these …
    i could almost see my stuff hanging all over the room …
    heheh …
    am guessing there will be some people who wouldnt like these …
    hehe …

  24. Kim said:
    April 15, 2007

    Four Poster Metal Bed – could really use some of these. I think one of the benefits to this system is that there is no tangling of hangers, the square blocks would prevent this. How many coats do people really have, and how often would these magnets need to be detached?

    I often wish I could shove some less appealing, though still occasionally bits of clothing up the back of the cupboard…

  25. April 16, 2007

    Nice idea.

    Hangers would cost quite a bit more though so it doesn’t make it quite as practical.

    Can you imagine a cleaners giving out one of these hangers for each piece of clothing. They wouldn’t make much of a profit. It’s just an example, but I think humans will be hard pressed to find a replacement for the current hanger anytime in the near future.

  26. April 16, 2007

    Great Idea~~~ I love it!!

  27. Sammy said:
    April 16, 2007

    You wouldn’t need to limit it to simply tshirts. Combine that with a small electromagnetically charged ‘ceiling’ for your closet/wardrobe, and you could hang the heaviest of coats.

    Until the power fails, at which point all your clothes are on the floor. Which would be particularly annoying (read: possibly dangerous) if you keep your flashlight in the closet.

  28. Danno said:
    April 16, 2007

    An idea that addresses the concerns of cost of rare earth magnets and hard to move/heavy coats stuff:

    A ceiling grid of holes and the hangars have four little hooks that are retracted into the top of the hangar when a button is pressed.

    So, you press the button, stick the hangar into the ceiling grid, release button, and let clothes hang.

  29. Amr said:
    April 18, 2007

    old harddisk magnets can be used for similar effects around the refrigerator. cool idea.

  30. April 27, 2007

    This is kind of a cool idea, but I don’t think its better really.

  31. Alan said:
    April 29, 2007

    This is a cool idea, I wonder if it will catch on?

  32. Livia said:
    June 28, 2007

    Not sure if this is practical as I have to fiddle with my wardrobes and this renders all my existing hangers unusable??

    The best hangers I’ve found are the button folded EasyHanger. Bought them in an invention show in US. Not available in shops, but you can buy them online if you wish. Quite cheap actually. I have about 60 of them and they are great for hanging t-shirts and taking on holidays too! Check em out at http://www.hangersnest.com I am considering becoming a reseller for them in US. :-)

  33. katie B said:
    July 2, 2007

    what if you have a wooden cupboard? do youa have 2 buy a metal sheet? mite be expensive considering all it does is holds your clothes

  34. jo said:
    July 3, 2007

    Nice idea………

    Have you seen

    http://www.regnah.com

  35. April 9, 2008

    This is a funny idea, but I it is also very useful!

    Thanks

  36. September 2, 2008

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    Thanks
    www. hanky tanky hanger .com

  37. September 5, 2008

    Great idea… I think this will be only for lighter shirts, like silk shirts, because I don’t think coats and sweater can resist on this hangers

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  39. shonell said:
    August 9, 2010

    This is a great idea.

  40. Hsiang said:
    September 14, 2010

    Love the idea and hate the fact that the cool ideas rarely turn into real products!

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