Objects of Design: Scoreboard Coathanger

Hall storage: always useful especially at this time of year when you might have the odd guest.

scoreboard coathanger from e-side
scoreboard coathanger from e-side

Hall storage is a vexatious issue because everyone wants something different so I make no apologies about returning to the subject on a regular basis. I have already featured the rather ingenious Hat Tree which is adaptable and extendable but does take up rather a lot of wall. I’m also very keen on this by Tom Raffield which I just think is utterly beautiful.

tom raffield long coat loop
tom raffield long coat loop

However, there’s no getting round the fact that Tom’s object of beauty would look best with four, beautifully designed, coats and no more. Better – one coat, one black umbrella and a good hat. So, we come to this – the scoreboard coathanger.

Designed by Henrik Thygesen and Sebastian Jorgensen, who together form the team behind WE:DO:WOOD, this ingenious little number is made from eco-friendly bamboo and you simply re-arrange the pegs to suit whatever it is you need to hang.

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scoreboard coathanger; rearrange the pegs to suit

The pegs even come with different coloured ends so there will be some among you who will assign a different colour to each member of the family.

The designers are Danish and believe firmly that good design and sustainability should go hand in hand, which is perhaps the 21st century take on that other great Danish philosophy that good design should be available to, and affordable for, all. Below is a picture of their shelving and lounge chair.

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storage from

The scoreboard measures L360 xW170 mm, with six hooks included for the smaller version (£105) and L1000 x W180 mm with 12 hooks for the larger one at £175.

I think it’s a briliant idea. What do you think?

UPDATE: What about this multipurpose coat stand by Andrew Cunningham? I like the way you can alter the height depending on what you want to hang. 

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Kate Watson-Smyth

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I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.


  1. I bought the scoreboard hanger after your initial post some months back. It is a thing of beauty – indeed my carpenter gasped when I unveiled it. Only yesterday I additionally ordered the smaller one for my little son’s coats. (I hope you’re on commission) Thank you Kate!

    1. Oh wow, that’s great to hear. Sadly not on commission no but I shall bask in the knowledge that the blog has been helpful, while continuing to hide from the bank manager!!

  2. Honestly? William Morris would weep tiny principaled tears it’s so achingly beautiful and useful. I would cull half of all my overcoats to do it justice. And keep the municipal yet worthy ones bundled at the bottom of a cupboard. Hats (and coats off) to you for finding these.

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