Original Vintage Super Rare Olaf Von Bohr 4702 Gancio Lot of 4 Wall Clothes Hook For Sale
Original Vintage Super Rare Olaf Von Bohr 4702 Gancio Lot of 4 Wall Clothes Hook:
4702 and 4703 wall clothes hook (gancio) | Olaf von Bohr |Kartell, Italy | 1970
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Olaf von Bohr is a prolific designer who has done a lot ofproduct design work for Kartell. Here isa brief biography of Olaf von Bohr. Inthat post I looked at the 8800 and 7800 bed table, which remains a wonderfullyusable piece today. In 1970, Olaf vonBohr designed the 4702 wall clothes hook (gancio, which is Italian for “hook”),another wonderfully usable piece, so much so that Kartell reissued it, and itis for sale at retail today.
The 4702 wall clothes hook is in the permanent collection ofthe Museum of Modern Art, New York. Thehook is made of three parts in plastic, and also requires the appropriatefasteners to attach the base plate to the wall. Installation is incredibly easy. Once the base plate is securely fastened, thehook itself slips into place and snaps over the base, and a threaded peg screwsin and attaches the entire assembly.
From what I have seen, for the original issue hook, the basewas sometimes made in the same color as the hook and peg. Sometimes it was provided in black. It really doesn’t matter because afterinstallation, the base cannot be seen anyway.The combination hook and peg makes this a top quality wall mounted coatrack. It is extraordinarily sturdy andhas the size and strength to allow three heavy winter coats to be hung from itwhen the need arises. That is what I dowith the two I have on a wall in my closet.Each hook is 4-1/4” by 4-1/4” by 2-5/8” (10.8cm by 10.8cm by 6.7cm
The vintage hooks are opaque and made from ABS. They are marked on the back “4702 Kartellmade in Italy” in a circle with “design / OLAF VON BOHR” underneath. The vintage hooks were manufactured in white,red, orange, green, brown, black, and chrome.The new issue in black and white are made from ABS. The other color alternatives are made fromtransparent or batch dyed polycarbonate.