Hooks are curved or bent devices for catching, holding, pulling, or suspending something. They serve our needs throughout everyday life and are often less unique than the people for whom they were made for. They are accomplices for other objects and are not made to exist on their own. I wanted to make a self-serving system where the hook becomes its own reason for existing.
Each module has one large opening and two hooks, allowing them to be assembled into a pattern. The rows of hooks alternate between outward facing hooks and inward facing hooks adding subtle disruption and impeding them from forming into a circle. They are painted a gradient pink, as if they are blushing, to bring warmth and character to the individual hooks and the hooks as a collection.
Maple veneer, Acrylic Paint, and Polyacrylic
Paper sketches to study form and different hanging connections.
File with nested parts for the laser cutter.
Models, failures, and changes throughout the process.
The molds were kept inside the vacuum bag for three hours and then were put on a drying mold until they fully hardened.