Between shoes, coats, sunglasses, handbags and umbrellas, entranceways can get cluttered quickly. Organizers made for these spaces tend to be bulky or require drilling holes in the wall, but the Leaning Loop corrals all sorts of small items in one slender silhouette that fits virtually anywhere, even if you’re dealing with a small living space. Organize shoes and all those other items in a neat package that looks nice, too.
Designed by Jason van der Burg, the Leaning Loop is a multi-purpose organizer made of salvaged solid ash wood with pegs for clothing, bags and other hanging items as well as a perforated steel shoe shelf, and a sculpted upper ‘catch-all’ shelf for small items like keys.
A custom insert panel makes it easy to swap out a magnetic mirror, blackboard or whiteboard depending on your needs. Small bumpers on the back and at the bottom keep the organizer from scuffing up your wall.
No wall attachment is necessary – since it’s designed to lean perfectly with gravy holding it in place, adding more items just makes it more stable.
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“The Leaning Loop is a multi-purpose upright organizer made of solid wood. It is a handcrafted modular clothing hanger, bag holder, gadget shelf, mirror, peg board, key holder, and shoe shelf all in one slender package. It is well suited to help organize one or two people and requires only a wall and gravity to do its part–no wall attachment is necessary. It has been carefully calculated and designed to lean perfectly on its own without losing balance; adding items only makes it more stable. Small bumpers at the back and bottom loop ensure scuff-free and unmarred surfaces while it fits neatly into an entry space, hallway, bedroom, dorm room, bathroom, office or studio work area.”
“The leaning loop is currently made-to-order and produced in small batches. Available in most domestic hardwoods, a specially made salvaged ash Leaning Loop is currently available and was featured in the IIDEX 2014 Woodshop Exhibition and 2015 Toronto Interior Design Show.”