We’ve long been fans of binder clips for all sorts of uses, including hanging unframed artworks. But we NEVER considered how beautiful vintage binder clips might be put to this and other uses, until we saw Remodelista’s recent article. They are prominently featured in the home of art collector and mid-century furniture dealer Demetrio Zanetti.

He uses stylish vintage metal clips as his art hanging system, nailing the clips into the wall and then gently affixing the clips to the art.

They got us searching Ebay and Etsy for possibilities, and we found a trove. We fell in love with vintage Esterbrook clips…

Esterbrook antique clips RR Sales

…and bought these wonderful yellow ones….

antique vintage yellow Esterbrook clips

…Dig these green ones…

green vintage binder clips LoveliesShop Etsy

…Could these be copper (or is it the photo)?

vintage binder clips Etsy

Simply swell…

Davide Lovatti.
Davide Lovatti


Photos by Davide Lovatti.

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