This Clever Gravity-Powered Hook Holds Your Coat Like a Robot Butler

By Robert Sorokanich on at

Coat hooks come in two varieties: dainty things that fling your jacket to the floor whenever someone walks by, and torture devices that take five minutes to snake through the loop in your collar. Leave it to the Swedes to come up with the perfect solution, an articulated pincher that's deployed by the weight of your garment, and releases when you pick it off the hook.

Linden Sweden's aptly-named Clever Hook holds just over 18kg, depending on the wall it's mounted to, and comes in wood or coloured plastic finishes. While it may not be a fully automated robot that helps you bundle up on cold winter days, there's nothing stopping you from pretending it is. "Why thank you, Jeeves, I think I'll wear the tweed today!" [Linden Sweden]