It can be hard to get excited about hooks. They are a necessity that often gets fulfilled with traditional designs, you hang your coat and move on. Not so with Sugatsune. A hook to them is a little engineering opportunity, a design possibility, a small statement that can define the whole. Bringing good design principles to bear and adding a measure of style and fun brings these humble pieces of hardware sparkling into the 21st Century. Suddenly they can add the colour and detail to set off the whole of your design.
Take the PXB rubber coated hooks above and below. Not only do the primary and pastel colours fit in to the child’s world (or the playful adult one) but they have been carefully designed to be child friendly. A strong steel hook is coated in a forgiving rubber casing, good looking and very tactile.
Nordic Rubber is an arguably more grown up design with gentle neutral colours and rectilinear surfaces for a subtle accent to any situation. Once again a strong steel skeleton is encased in silicone rubber, looks good and feels good.
Sugatsune’s design team works hard to put design solutions into a myriad of niches. The gleaming mirror finish stainless steel hooks above are designed to be fitted to glass panels. The HK-DF-G hooks would be happy in a wet room or a retail or office space. They can also be had in a version that fits to regular walls and surfaces too, the HK-DF.
You’ve got to love the names of these hooks – Urban Metal Quest comes in a sleek plain version or with an embossed Japanese pattern for added ‘luxe’. These are good looking hooks with concealed screws that have a characteristic clean Japanese look.
Contrast with the ‘Aged Cast’and ‘Aged Screw’ ranges below which have a decidedly worn in look. Taking their cue from a steampunk aesthetic, these are the rat rods of the hook world with substantial castings and distressed finishes.
With resonances of classic danish design the PXB-WM is a contemporary hook with no pretensions. Coupling three different hard woods with smart metal finishes this hook is very easy on the eye. The wood brings in a warm organic quality whilst maintaining the assertive linearity of the whole design. The wooden parts are resin coated for a long life and are fitted over a steel core for strength.
As always our friendly customer services team would be happy to talk through these hooks with you and to help you find out how they could add to your project.