The Solid Hooks wall hooks are practical and decorative at the same time: everything that hangs on them immediately gets a stylish look!
They are made of solid copper, brass or (tempered) steel. By means of the supplied screw, the coat hooks are easy to attach to the wall. In addition, the Solid Hooks can also be used as handles on, for example, (kitchen) cupboards. You can easily screw the button through the back of the cabinet door.
Transparency of the production chain comes naturally to us.
With us, that doesn't just mean giving information about where something has been produced. Our chain starts much earlier: with the designer of the product!
We'll tell you the whole story. Click on the buttons to discover the different steps:
The Solid Hooks are designed by Max Lipsey. Designing is Max's challenge to make an originally industrial process more spontaneous and lively. His work stems from his own fascinations around crafts and production techniques with a penchant for steel. The Solid Hooks are a good example of this.
"The inspiration for this product came from an industrially produced copper tube and the ways you can deform it. This reminded me of the shape of the famous functional wooden coat hooks of the Shakers.“Max Lipsey
Max first started working in his own workshop, which gave the product an intuitive design, but did not lose sight of his fascination for production techniques on a larger scale. His intervention resulted in beautiful, functional objects.
The Solid Hooks have been part of the Vij5 collection since 2016. They excel in their simplicity because they are made of a pure and solid material. This purity is what directly appealed to us.
"The Solid Hooks are practical and decorative at the same time and are actually a nice addition to any interior: everything that hangs on them immediately gets a stylish look!Arjan & Anieke
For example, you can give your favourite items from your wardrobe extra attention in your bedroom or make a nice spot in the bathroom for your bathrobe. In the kitchen you create a refined detail by hanging your tea towel, towel or TeaTowel by the smallest hook. And of course the Solid Hooks also make for a super stylish hall: for example, combine different sizes for a playful effect!
The first Solid Hooks were available in copper and soon a brass version followed. In 2018 we introduced a version made of tempered steel.
Steel tempering is normally applied to increase the elasticity and plasticity of the material. When steel is heated beyond 200 °C, it undergoes a wild transformation of colours. The Solid Hooks are therefore not tempered to improve the elasticity of the steel, but to create beautiful colours!
The Solid Hooks are CNC turned from solid copper, brass or steel. This base of the Solid Hooks is made by a producer in the Eindhoven region, after which the items are further processed by Max in his studio in Eindhoven.
In the case of the copper and brass version, the wall hooks are sanded. In the case of the steel version, the wall hooks are tempered by Max.
The tempering of steel is a technique that Max has further developed and applied manually to its products. The colour palette of the tempered Solid Hooks originates from the basic material and varies from piece to piece, making each hook unique.
The Solid Hooks then arrive ready-made in our studio, after which we do a bit of quality control and pack the wall hooks in a nice box.
In the material passport you can find where and by whom the different parts of this product are made.
Solid copper, brass or steel
Produced in the Eindhoven region (NL)
Polishing and tempering in Eindhoven (NL)
Made-to-measure brown cardboard packaging made from 80% recycled cardboard, produced in the Netherlands
210 grams: Ø 3,9cm and 2,9cm high
240 grams: Ø 2,9cm and 7,2cm high
80 grams: Ø 2,2cm and 5,2cm high
In Vij5 collection since 2016
Tempering is a heat treatment in which steel is heated to a certain temperature and then slowly cooled down. The exact temperature and the specific composition of the alloy determine the colour of the final product. When steel is heated beyond 200°C, it undergoes a wild transformation of colours and actually becomes a kind of thermometer where the colour represents the height of the temperature.
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Vij5 Showroom open by appointment: Our showroom contains many new items, colours and stories from DDW onwards. In connection with Corona, we are only open by appointment for press & interior design professionals. As a consumer you can also make an appointment if you are interested in a specific product.
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Vij5 Ambassadors are specialists in e.g. our lighting, furniture and/or accessories and will gladly provide you with advice. There is a nice selection of products from our collection in the shop. When an item is not in stock in the store an Ambassador can always order it for you.
Points of sale
Besides Ambassadors, Vij5 also has a selected network of points of sale within the Netherlands and abroad. Several (online and offline) design shops, interior design and lighting consultants carry a smaller part of our collection. They can also advise you about our products and can order items for you if they are not directly available from stock.