About this project
Hang art like a pro. Absolut Hangsmart is the sane way to mount, adjust, and even level any work of art.
Ever struggled to hang art?
We all dread it. You’ve finally found the right artwork, the right frame, the right spot – only to realise the art doesn’t fit there, the frame is wonky and your wall is littered with dusty holes. There must be a better way.
Hang art without the hassle of measuring tapes, unnecessary holes, or spirit levels.
For the first time, frames can be adjusted – up, down, left, right – without being taken off the wall.
Hangsmart even automatically levels your art.
Simply mount Hangsmart using the included adhesive or screws and adjust art up to 6" horizontally and 8" vertically until you're satisfied. Let go to level.
Perfect placement, every time.
- 1. Mount Hangsmart easily using either screws or its adhesive back.
- 2. Fasten art by pulling down so that the frame *clicks* into place.
- 3. Adjust art while it's on the wall: move it up, down, left, or right until you're satisfied. Hangsmart automatically levels the art.
Absolut Hangsmart is mistake proof.
It lets you experiment, change your mind, and be creative about how you design your walls.
Why we invented Hangsmart
This new, patented device takes all the uncertainty and mess out of mounting works of art. For the first time ever, frames can be adjusted – up, down, left, right – without becoming crooked, or even being removed from the wall.
We challenged ourselves to create a device that would let users mount and manipulate numerous works of art without the risk of uneven frames, damaged walls or blackened fingernails.
Our prototype in action
Hangsmart includes a universal adaptor to accommodate major frame types.
Honestly, we designed what we all wanted and needed: an elegant solution that works.
Hangsmart's slim design was created to work well behind frames, either floating or flush. If you would like to have the frame flush to the wall, it only requires that you have 1 inch of space at the back the frame.
We're working on a universal adaptor that accommodates major frame types, including frames with wires.
Step by Step
Absolut Art is an online art platform that collaborates with talented artists around the world – current collections include Stockholm, Berlin, Havana and Los Angeles. Artists are handpicked by their team of local curators and tapped to create unique collections of artwork, all of which are priced transparently (with profits shared 50/50 with the artists) and sold directly to consumers on AbsolutArt.com. Invented by Marcus Lado, Alexander Lervik, and Nahema Mehta, Absolut Hangsmart forms part of Absolut Art’s core mission: to make buying contemporary art seamless from discovery to display.
Every year, Fast Company selects the best inventions that are making the world better, smarter and — in some cases — a little more fun. Just based on our prototype, Absolut Hangsmart was honored in this prestigious list in 2016.
The first 500 backers will receive a FREE Artwork!
Free Shipping worldwide. Estimated delivery September 2017.
About Absolut Art
Founded to bring the world’s most exciting local art scenes – from LA to Havana, Stockholm to Berlin – to the global market, Absolut Art is a sustainable, price conscious way to buy art: signed, framed and delivered to your door within 48 hours. After years of experience in startups, technology, and art, Nahema Mehta and Marcus Lado joined forces with the Swedish brand Absolut, famed for its history of creative collaborations with artists from Andy Warhol, David Bowie, and Damien Hirst, to develop the first company to deliver fine art on demand and at scale, facilitating the entire process for both artists and customers from discovery to display.
Our most heartfelt thanks go out to the whole Absolut Art community, particularly our backers, friends and family for enabling us to realise our vision.
A special thanks also to the guys at Kickstarter for supporting the arts and design in particular, turning ideas into reality every day.
Risks and challenges
Hangsmart is the groundbreaking invention from Absolut Art co-foudners Nahema Metha and Marcus Lado, in collaboration with famed Swedish designer Alexander Lervik. Their mission was to end the common struggle of hanging artwork correctly, with a single, smart device.
The system is patented and the design was engineered in collaboration with the mechanical design consultancy "Svensk Konstruktionstjänst”, in Stockholm, Sweden.
Everything is prepped and ready for mass production at our manufacturing facility on Mariehamn, Åland, a small island between Finland and Sweden, where Hangsmart will be lovingly created.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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