The Canteen Hook and Knob by Very Good and Proper (a UK design collaborative founded by Andre Klauser, Ed Carpenter, and Patrick Clayton-Malone) was created for Canteen, Clayton-Malone's chain of successful British restaurants. The trio is inspired by utilitarian design from the 1940s and 50s, "tweaked according to today's aspirations," they say. Designed for heavy usage, the Canteen hooks feature a powder-coated backplate that protects the wall from scratches; the large stainless knob can support the bulkiest of coats. In the UK, the Canteen Hook and Knob is available from Twenty Twenty One for £19.50 each. In the US, the Canteen Hook and Knob is available for $209 for a set of six (individual knobs are $39 each) from Gretel Home.
March 30, 2010 9:00 PM