Olaf von BohrOlaf von Bohr. Olaf von Bohr is a prolific designer who has done a lot of product design work for Kartell. Here is a brief biography of Olaf von Bohr.
In that post I looked at the 8800 and 7800 bed table, which remains a wonderfully usable piece today. In 1970, Olaf von Bohr designed the 4702 wall clothes hook (gancio, which is Italian for hook), another wonderfully usable piece, so much so that Kartell reissued it, and it is for sale at retail today. The 4702 wall clothes hook is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The hook is made of three parts in plastic, and also requires the appropriate fasteners to attach the base plate to the wall. Once the base plate is securely fastened, the hook itself slips into place and snaps over the base, and a threaded peg screws in and attaches the entire assembly.From what I have seen, for the original issue hook, the base was sometimes made in the same color as the hook and peg. Sometimes it was provided in black. It really doesnt matter because after installation, the base cannot be seen anyway.
The combination hook and peg makes this a top quality wall mounted coat rack. It is extraordinarily sturdy and has the size and strength to allow three heavy winter coats to be hung from it when the need arises.
That is what I do with the two I have on a wall in my closet. Each hook is 4-1/4 by 4-1/4 by 2-5/8 10.8cm by 10.8cm by 6.7cm. The vintage hooks are opaque and made from ABS. They are marked on the back 4702 Kartell made in Italy in a circle with design / OLAF VON BOHR underneath.
The vintage hooks were manufactured in white, red, orange, green, brown, black, and chrome. The new issue in black and white are made from ABS. The other color alternatives are made from transparent or batch dyed polycarbonate. The item "Original Vintage Super Rare Olaf Von Bohr 4702 Gancio Lot of 4 Wall Clothes Hook" is in sale since Monday, March 25, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Other Decorative Collectibles".The seller is "spatiela" and is located in Lancaster, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.