When closet space is at a premium, or when you just have a few choice items you’d like to keep on display, a clothing rack can be either a necessity or an accessory—or both. Designers are now considering new approaches to clothing rack designs, and they’re dreaming up unique ways to make these formerly mundane objects stand out in the home. (Just ask Carla Rockmore, the Carrie Bradshaw of TikTok.) Statement pieces in your wardrobe are one thing, but now you can have the statement racks to match. Inspired by playful geometric forms, complement your apparel and decor with these fun and equally practical clothing racks that will adorn and modernize any living space.
Built by craftspeople in Italy and Finland, these wavy racks are inspired by a mathematical curve in trigonometry—the sine wave. The curvilinear grooves of the design are ideal for locking in hangers too. Crafted from coated glossy aluminum, the racks come in a variety of earthy hues such as navy blue, brown, apricot, and crimson. They also feature a base crafted from cement and create a minimal yet punchy addition to any bedroom, office, or retail space.
Crafted in a variety of powder-coated candy colors, these linear and geometric clothing racks are designed and manufactured in Britain in small assortments. Conceived by Finnish-British design duo Mirka Gröhn and Jo Wilton of &New, the racks also feature a detachable pole made from pine, which can be utilized for shoe storage. Each rack’s weld is also crafted differently each time, making each of these racks truly one of a kind.
The Ash Wood Rack is a modest and minimal complement to your interior, designed with a simple silhouette that also allows easy assembly. The rack is crafted in an oakwood finish and completed with a shapely and sturdy base.
Made from powder-coated steel, the Loop Stand Wardrobe rack is composed of three solid angular legs joined together to create a clean and structured form. It is currently available in white, black, and grey.
Designed by Anette Ponholzer and Fritz Frenkler, this coat stand is composed of metal and glass materials and designed in a shapely tubular form. The rack contains a circular top and base which mirrors it. This stand can be used to showcase outerwear or minimal clothing pieces and can hold up to 88 pounds. Available in smoked chrome, white, and black.
Fashioned from a curved iron pipe, this minimalistic, powder-coated metal rack is thoughtfully designed by Italian brand Giacopini. The arch seamlessly transitions to a rectangular shape at the rack’s center to incorporate more of an angular form. It also comes in various varnishes—including sand, melon, and mint—and contains an asymmetrical base.
Designed by Gerardo Mari for Progetti, the Rulo Valet Stand blends function and form. The rack is formed from a single 20-foot metal tube, which creates a linear structure with two levels of hanging space for clothing. The rack also features a tray to store jewelry and other accessories. It’s available in white and black with varying tray colors.
Inspired by simple angular forms, these minimalistic black clothing racks are reminiscent of the textbook visuals from geometry class with their incorporation of distorted polygons that include rectangles, trapezoids, and other three-dimensional shapes.