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Prototype, Walking Stick System (Coral), 2015

This is a Prototype. It was designed by Michael Graves Design Group. It is dated 2015. Its medium is aluminum, polypropylene, tpe, tpu.

These canes are part of a walking stick system that addresses important functional criteria: self-standing, hands-free carrying, storage, easy retrieval, and non-slip leaning. They are designed as a kit of parts that allows the user to mix and match the various components—handles, colors, and tips—giving the user more options and confidence.

This object was donated by Michael Graves. It is credited Gift of Michael Graves Design Group.

  • Cane, 18th century
  • malacca (rattan), ivory, brass, iron.
  • Gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane.
  • 1920-19-19
  • Cane
  • wood.
  • Gift of Sarah Cooper Hewitt.
  • 1931-43-28

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 97.8 × 14.6 × 3.2 cm (38 1/2 × 5 3/4 × 1 1/4 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Access+Ability.

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