2,000 IKEA Hangers Transformed Into Colorful Sculpture

What do you do with a bunch of extra hangers hanging in your closet? Well Portuguese designers Diogo Agular and Teresa Otta of LIKEarchitects had a brilliant idea. They took 2,000 colorful IKEA children’s hangers and designed this Chromatic Screen for the 2012 Oporto Show, an event known as the most prestigious event for interior design and architecture on the Iberian Peninsula.

Inspired by the concept of turning everyday objects into something new, the designers formed this temporary sculpture that lies on the border between architecture, design, urban installation and art. The semi-circular structure provides visitors with various experiences as they move outside, around, and within the chromatic six and a half foot tall design. Shapes and shadows, blends of colors, optical illusions of movement, and moments of transparency are some of the visual experiences created out of blue, green, pink, and orange hangers.

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