Les Ailes Noires Clothing Racks by +tongtong

View all 10 Photos

As much as I love shopping a sale, I am certainly discouraged by crowded racks of clothes and may find myself happily browsing – if only that – a quiet boutique with a few great pieces featured on the hangers. Understanding that shoppers are visual people, designer John Tong at +tongtong has envisioned for Les Ailes Noires a collection of clothing racks that aesthetically frames the clothes it displays instead of merely serving its spatial function. The irregular, polygonal forms as demarcated by the black frames appear as crystals that encase the hanging dresses, coats, and scarves; some even have a glass plate on which shoes and other accessories are showcased. When placed against a white wall, the two-dimensional projection and gray shadow of the wireframe are striking and appear hand-drawn, a unique illusion that complements the soft fabrics and textures of Les Ailes Noires’s wares.

    string(8) "Kimberly"

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • My Football Kit by Nendo

    A non-inflatable soccer ball designed for children from impoverished communities. Designed by Japanese design studio…

  • Melt Mirrors by Bower Studios

    A collection of “flowing” mirrors that droop around wooden dowels. New York City–based Bower Studios…

  • The Boochi Collection

    Eco-friendly, compostable cutlery made from a by-product of kombucha manufacturing. In the fight against plastic…

  • The Originals Furniture Collection

    Flat-pack furniture designed with ingenious self-tightening metal clips. Completed by London-based Fuzl Studio, the Originals…

  • Art Rugs Islands

    Vibrant rugs designed with an abstract, pixel pattern. Ukrainian artist and designer Kristina Gaidamaka creates…

  • The FM03 Lounge Chair

    An iconic mid-century modern lounge chair. Designed by Cees Braakman in 1953, the FM03 lounge…

  • The Dinesen Collection

    Minimalist furniture and decorative objects that celebrate the beauty of natural wood. Founded in 1898,…

  • The Encore Table Light

    A 3D printed lamp inspired by curtains’ effect on light. Designed by UK based industrial…

Take me there

  • The Volkshaus Basel Hotel

    A building from 1925 transformed into a refined boutique hotel. Completed by Swiss firm Herzog…

  • The Øyna Hotel

    Hotel rooms built inside a sloped terrain with a cantilevered design that maximizes views. Built…

  • Casa Cook Chania Hotel

    A modernist-style resort designed with a village-like layout of one-story volumes. Built on a hillside…

loader