Hi! I am Hanne. 

The inventor of ContempoNail™.

The original design was actually inspired by spare aviation equipment parts. I was visiting a friend’s workshop and between the pieces on his workstation and the hanging framed board on the wall, ContempoNail was born. 

Allow me to explain.

I come from a long line of serial entrepreneurs and innovators. My mom was always eager to learn about the world, from philosophical ideologies to the mechanics of common household items. And my dad was both an engineer and a scientist, which meant an interesting combination of planned projects and ad hoc experimentation. 

I grew up with the mantras “How can we make this better?” and “What else could this be used for?” So when it came time to hang some decor on my living room wall, I knew there had to be something better than a basic nail and hook. 

This is the 21st century. It’s about time we had a good screw.

In our household there was no such thing as a single-use product--no compromising between form and function. This is why I’m so determined to create a product that works in terms of utility, strength, and style. 

Since its inception in my friend’s workshop (when I sketched out the first diagram onto the nearest napkin), ContempoNail has evolved into a multi-use (and multi-pun) product. Finally a sleek, stylish, sturdy solution to hanging wall decor.

And the best part: no toolbox required.

But this journey is only just beginning. Our brand is still growing and evolving to meet customer demand. And our team is determined to make screwing fun again. So stay tuned for more designs, more finishes, more customizability, and waaaay more screw puns. 

P.S. In case you’re interested in the story behind my photo above, send us an email asking about the time I went extreme snowmobiling with Cecil’s goats.