Published on August 11th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


2000 recycled IKEA hangers become a room divider

Materials: IKEA children’s clothes hanger

Description: Clothes hangers have a way of disappearing from wardrobes. Now we know where they go. Two Portuguese designers reclaimed them as functional art. It must have took Diogo Agular and Teresa Otta of LIKEarchitects quite a while to rescue 2,000 colorful IKEA children’s hangers destined for the landfill and rejig them into a technicolor Chromatic Screen for the 2012 Oporto Show, the most prestigious event for interior design and architecture on the Iberian Peninsula. The temporary sculpture is held together by the unique interlocking nature of the hangers’ shape.

Love the bright colours and it looks pretty dang cool.

See more of the recycled clothes hanger room divider. Via Inhabitat.

Updated 24 August 2012.
Check out this video on it.

~ Jules [Thanks, Neva]

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

7 Responses to 2000 recycled IKEA hangers become a room divider

  1. Naush says:

    Hi Jules !
    Just discovered your fantastic site !!
    I am an Ikea fanatic !! I am a crafter with a passion for repurposing and upcyling objects. Would love for you to visit my Ikea Craft Studio on :-


  2. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if it moves or bends?.. It’s beautiful regardless!

  3. Anonymous says:


  4. Elizabeth says:

    Cutest hack ever!!!

  5. I love the colors, and would like to understand how it was assembled.

  6. Fanny Harms says:

    Now I´m following you ;)

  7. Fanny Harms says:

    What a nice idea I love the Blog!

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