Someone spent 3 years designing these foldable coat hangers

A designer with one of her folding coat hangers, or Coat Hingers
(Image credit: Simone Giertz)

Often the most successful product designs aren't entirely new inventions but small game-changing reformulations of things that have long existed. These ingenious folding coat hangers are the perfect example. 

Sometimes you don't have space for a closet, and even some closets designed to accommodate full-size hangers aren't quite deep enough, causing clothes to rub against the door. Three years in the making, Coat Hingers, as designer Simone Giertz calls them, aim to fix that problem by folding in half to save space (if you're looking for bargains on more technological products, see our Apple Black Friday 2023 roundup).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.