Talking Bollocks – Design Award

Belgian Hook

Belgian Hook

I have ranted away on this blog for a while now and yet the subject of design has not come up. This is about to change. Yesterday I was in Brussels, at the airport, in the gents toilet.
Having a few minutes to ponder, I observed the coat hook had a noticeable Belgian style to it. Minimalist. Possibly with art deco influences. Perhaps. I’m no design expert. However, the most pertinent thing that struck me about this hook was it’s inability to hook anything. The truth of this fact was evidenced by my suit jacket repeatedly falling to the floor – not something one appreciates in a public toilet.

So, I have decided to instigate The Talking Bollocks Design Award and the first winner is this stupid Begian hook. To the right is a picture of the offending “hook” and below is a picture of a hook worthy of the name hook.

Congratulations Belgium!

Hook

Hook

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2 thoughts on “Talking Bollocks – Design Award

  1. You fail to understand the deviousness of Johnny Foreigner: what you mistook for a hook is actually a bun holder: you can impale your Belgian bun on it.

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