ISSUE 50  |  Holiday Gifts

10 Easy Pieces: Free-Standing Coat Racks

December 15, 2010 2:30 PM

BY Janet Hall

The unsung workhorse of the entryway, the humble coat rack (especially useful over the upcoming holidays). Here's a roundup of good options.

Above: Designed by Tomoko Azumi, the helix shape of the European beechwood Tra Coat Rack can support a surprising number of coats, jackets, hats, scarves. Go to Architonic for pricing and sourcing information.

Above: The sculptural Twist Coat Rack is constructed of eight solid beech prongs connected with steel and plastic. Shown in mocha; $467.50 from Design Within Reach.

Above: The Surface Coatrack is made of solid birch with an ash veneer and is currently on sale for $79.95 from CB2.

Above: The Stretch Coat Rack by Milwaukee-based Misewell Modern Furniture is made of American walnut with pinwheel joinery connecting the three identical segments; $1,180 at Design Public.

Above: The Clothes Tree 160 was designed in 1964 by Anna Maija Jaatinen for Artek; $1,365 from Hive Modern.

Above: The Blu Dot Splash Coat Rack in bright blue (also available in a grey) is $279 at Design Public.

Above: The Strap-It Coat Rack is designed by Finnish designer Arto Riimala is $340 from Finnish Design Shop.

Above: Add a dose of color to a space with Room & Board's Large Six-Arm Coat Rack, available in nine colors; $229.

Above: On the lower end of the price spectrum, the Tjusig Hat and Coat Stand is $49.99 at Ikea.

Above: The Fritz Hansen Coat Tree is shown in white powder-coated steel and is also available in chromed steel, multi-gray, or multi-colored powder coat; $1,211 at Hive Modern.