Norway’s Lars Tornøe has expanded the already successful Muuto hook family the Dots. Already a design love favourite, the Dots stand a new perspective on the hook as a concept, and Dots Metal is a further extension of this design family. Setting themselves apart in both scale and material, the new hooks allow for fresh applications.
The original Dots design was derived from wood and timber, and was designed with a notable size in mind, while this new the new Dots Metal hooks have a sleeker and overall smaller look. Available in three different metals and emanating a more neutral expression, the Dots Metal is an easy choice for small spaces; such as for hand towels or dishcloths with a loop.
The robust material makes it possible to use Dots Metal in the bathroom, as a knob on drawers, a cabinet handle, or closet door grip. Like with the original Dots family, the design begs for experimentation with layout – the Dots Metal range can be used singularly, in a row, in clusters or combined with their larger siblings ‘the Dots’.
“The characteristic little family of hooks is a friendly addition to any wall,” says Lars Tornøe on the design “Dots Metal are proud of their round edges and will treat your clothes with the greatest care. They will also let you arrange them on your wall in the pattern you like. Being a very social set of hooks, Dots Metal love to welcome other Dots to join them on the wall.”
Tornøe graduated from the Bergen National Academy of the Arts and Design in 2006, and later that year co-founding the design collaboration Tveit & Tornøe. His designs for Muuto join the Muuto range of Scandinavian design. Muuto regularly joins forces with the leading contemporary designers to create original products with new perspectives.
Words by Andrew McDonald