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January 24, 2020 3 min read

A TEMPLE THAT NOT ONLY KEEPS ITS PROMISES:

The main problem with almost all clothes hangers is that the trousers cannot be fixed reliably on the hanger. With conventional clothes hangers, a simple shake is enough for the trousers to slip off. To ensure that the trousers are transported as crease-free as possible, it is essential that the trousers are held on the hanger. A reliable holder for trousers and skirts was needed, which was also as 'simple' as possible in design for quick and easy handling.

Since we wanted a hanger that was as light and filigree as possible, we decided to use titanium relatively quickly. The material is more stable and at the same time significantly lighter than steel, which is why it can be processed in a correspondingly filigree manner.

Right at the beginning we first dealt with the fixation of trousers. It has taken many different approaches and failed attempts:

  • Felting on the upper side of the bridge where the trousers are blown open.
  • Welding of two additional pins between which a rubber band is stretched, which should exert pressure on the trousers.
  • Attach two clamps with one rocker. Although this construction worked well, it was very bulky and not easy to use.
  • Plastic, silicone or rubber coatings on the bridge.

 

 

OUR SOLUTION:

The previous experiments have shown that clamps are the most promising way. We omitted the seesaw and focused on the clamps. We tried numerous materials and shapes for the clamps. In the end, the titanium clamps looked the most suitable for the temple. It only took a while until we found the right shape. The larger clamps hold the trousers 100% reliably on the hanger and at the same time the handling is quick and easy.

 

THE TURNING POINT:

 

The first prototypes were not yet rotatable. Thus it was only conditionally possible to hang the SkyHanger® in a car. In addition, the hanger could not be perfectly fixed to the hull. After many more experiments with special joints, ball bearings and threads, we have found a practical and simple solution. It took some more prototypes until the welding technique was perfected and the hook could rotate freely.

 

FINE TUNING:

Actually the development of the coat hanger was finished, but as soon as the paint was applied, the hanger lost its 'titanium look'. Our goal was to make the hanger look and feel like titanium, not like a normal hanger. However, the untreated titanium was very pale and pale. No matter what type of painting, colour or powder coating we chose, the result was not satisfactory in the end.

 

NO COLOR:

after innumerable attempts we were no further step. My father had an exact picture in mind of what the frame should look like and this came from his bicycle frame, which is also made of titanium. So we asked the manufactory (Florian Wiesmann) how he did it. With the hint to irradiate the titanium 'simply' with glass beads we have finally managed to give the hanger a titanium look. Only a few minor adjustments were necessary to create a dark grey, matte and natural titanium look.

 

 

THE STORY BEHIND THE TITANIUM HANGER:

That was just the beginning. We are always developing and designing something new. We have just finished the development of two more hangers. Now you can choose which one suits you best.