This designer’s crazy DIY wire creations make everyday items obsolete

Watch Jihong Yeom in action.

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Published Jan 21, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 5:30 pm CDT

BY NATALIE KRAWCZYK

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Designer Jihong Yeom has found a unique use for wire hangers. Yeom can bend, twist, and fold hangers into bookstands, tables, and even smartphone holders. 

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Yeom first got the idea when he was working at his family’s pizza shop. He realized he had nothing on which to lean the book he was reading.

A wire hanger caught his eye, and before long, he twisted it into a bookstand. Since then, Yeom has moved on to creating bigger and more exciting items, including a bed, all from simple wire hangers.

It all started with a hanger and a book:

Then Yeom made holders for different household items.

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He even made a hangout tent for dogs.

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Then Yeom got a little tired from all that hanger twisting.

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Check out a video of Yeom in action.

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Screengrab via YouTube

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*First Published: Jan 21, 2015, 1:35 pm CST