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‘The hooks can play either a subdued or an expressive role in a range of spaces, depending on how they are used,’ Mercury Bureau’s Shane Krepakevich says.
‘The hooks can play either a subdued or an expressive role in a range of spaces, depending on how they are used,’ Mercury Bureau’s Shane Krepakevich says.

Keyhole wall hook’s functionality gives a simple way to hide clutter Add to ...

Sometimes, even a designer can’t fathom an item’s level of functionality. “I designed it with the intent of providing a convenient place to hang scarves and gloves,” says Mercury Bureau’s Shane Krepakevich of his recently launched wall system, inspired by the keyhole-shape metal hardware for mounting items to the wall. “I didn’t expect that they would work equally well for letters, postcards, and other objects as well.”

The laser cut and bent steel hook – currently on offer in white but new hues are on the horizon – is a lesson in simplicity and a major proponent of hiding clutter in plain sight. “I see the hooks as having a clear and basic geometry that in considered groupings serve to activate a wall space,” says Krepakevich. “The hooks can play either a subdued or an expressive role in a range of spaces, depending on how they are used.”

$50 through mercurybureau.com

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