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The birthday of the hanger Sciangai: the history of the design for everyone

In catalog since 1973, the Sciangai folding hanger, designed by De Pas, D’Urbino and Lomazzi is one of the most representative furnishing of 70s design. The three designers have designed it for Zanotta thinking about a very simple form, an object nice and easy to use. Shanghai is inspired by the Chinese game of skill and patience, where so many sticks of wood are held vertically in the center with one hand and then dropped like a fan on a plane.

The hanger is made ​​of eignt 160 cm long rods connected by a joint, place slightly above the center, which allows the rotary motion; opening the auctions simultaneously they  formed in a circle to land a solid support and the upper end of the supports for hats and coats, molded to hold each end. Opened it measures 145 cm in height, with the base of 65 cm in diameter; closed is significantly reduced clutter turning into a cylinder of 11 cm in diameter and 160 cm high, so that it becoming a practical object, easy transportable and packaging. It’s entirely in solid beech, oak or painted in some classic colors like wenge, gray and black.

Compasso d’Oro in 1979, Sciangai is exhibited in major museums in the world like the MOMA in New York, the Kunstgewerbemuseum in Berlin, the Isreal Museum in Jerusalem, at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan.

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