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SOLD Pair of Wooden Coat Hangers by Carlo de Carli

for Fiarm, Italy 1960s.

This pair of modular coat hangers was designed by Italian designer Carlo De Carli and produced by FIARM Scorzè in Italy in the 1960s. Made of curved plywood with holes for holding the knobs in white Bakelite. Due to it’s modular system, the coat hangers are easy to assemble and lend their self to different combinations.

Carlo de Carli’s ‘architectural’ furniture had a profound impact on the world of furniture design in the 20th century. He was 24 when he graduated from the Polytechnic University of Milan in 1934, having studied during a period of political upheaval that hugely impacted the country. He worked with iconic architect and designer Giò Ponti before setting up his own studio. Carlo De Carli’s designs quickly became popular and were reproduced by major Italian manufacturers such as Cassina or Tecno. A respected academic and writer, De Carli’s philosophy centred on the rhythms and continuities in the relationships between space, material and the human body.


Manufacturer: Fiarm

Designer: Carlo De Carli

Materials and Techniques: plastic, plywood

Place of Origin: Italy

Date of Manufacture: 1960s

Period: 1960-1969

Height: 179cm, Width: 130cm, Depth: 18cm

Condition: Good, consistent with age and use. Some signs of wear.

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