I have a great big closet in my apartment. It's both a blessing and a curse for the same reason: a blessing to be able to stash things away in a pinch, and a curse to be able to stash things away in a pinch.
The dreaded closet clutter buildup requires tackling every few months, and because of this, I've been attracted to the idea of showcasing a well-edited wardrobe on a clothing rack instead. Clutter has nowhere to hide, it has to be addressed. As a counterpart to last week's post on Wooden Clothing Racks, here's our selection of industrial sets at a spectrum of price points.
Above: From SF shop March, the March Clothing Rack is made in the US of painted, cold-rolled steel; each is built-to-order for $1,500.
Above: Claesson Koivisto Rune's Beckham Clothing Rack is made from a continuous square of stainless steel; $609 from the Finnish Design Shop.
Above: West Elm's Pipeline Clothing Rack is built from raw steel and solid mango wood; the adjustable top bar extends to 12 inches on each side; $299.
Above: From Crash Industrial Supply Co.. the Alex Garment Rack is made from a simple steel frame with an antique nickel finish; $499.
Above: Amsterdam-based blogger and DIY maven Ivania Carpio suppllies instructions to make your own clothing rack like this one, built from tubing and plumbing parts.
Above: From industrial goods company R&B Wire Products, the 60-Inch Single Garment Rack is made from steel tubing in a chrome finish; $229.13.
Above: The Container Store's straightforward Commercial Garment Rack of tubular chrome-plated steel with heavy-duty casters is $60.
Above: From Swedish designer and blogger Annaleena Karlsson, the Rectangular Clothing Rail offers 100 centimeters of hanging space: it's 80 centimeters high by 100 centimeters wide; 2,900 SEK.
Above: Ikea's Mulig Clothes Rack is made of powder-coated steel in white or black for the affordable price of $9.99.
Above: Designed by Mark Daniel for Crate & Barrel, the half stainless steel, half wooden Garment Rack has a 100-pound capacity and adjustable levelers for stability; $159.95.
Above: Another option from Crash Industrial, the Milan Garment Rack is a two-level, commercial-grade rack made from iron in an antique finish for $900.
Interested in making your own industrial-style clothing rack? Three recommended projects are: Garment Rack DIY from A Beautiful Mess, DIY Pipe Clothing Rack from The Glamorous Gleam, and DIY Garment Rack from Smitten Studio.
How to maintain what you've got hanging up? See our post Expert Advice: 10 Wardrobe Maintenance Essentials, and on Gardenista, see how our team pared down excess clothing in Out of the Closet: The Essential Minimal Wardrobe Revisited.