Confused Coat Hangers

Art Artwork from United Kingdom. Published by anonymous on Thursday 15 August 2013.

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This product is part of a range of ‘dyslexic objects’ I designed in response to my own dyslexic condition. The aim was to improve the objects through the addition of dyslexia, encouraging the user to re-engage with ordinary objects and subject people to products with a higher emotional function.

Chronic distraction is a symptom dyslexics have to battle with daily and they often don’t pay attention to certain things or have a short attention span. This product also displays aspects of reading issues such as mirroring and flipping.

The Confused Coat Hanger wasn’t paying attention when being told which way round it was supposed to be because it was daydreaming about whales (note whale tail shape) and as a result has a double hooked head. The benefit of this is that it can hang either way round when hanging your clothes up so you don’t have to turn the hanger around.