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2006

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2016

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2017

2022

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Prosthetic Leg Cover, The Nouveau Colorway

This is a Prosthetic leg cover. It was designed by Alleles Design Studio. It is dated ca. 2011. Its medium is digitally fabricated abs plastic, polyurethane straps, metal hooks.

ALLELES Design Studio’s mission is to do for prosthetics what fashion did for eyeglasses. These prosthetic leg covers adorn and add a human silhouette to artificial limbs. Intended as a fashion accessory, the goal is to give amputees choice to select from a large variety of colors and patterns and the ability to shop in the same way they choose clothes.

This object was donated by Alleles Design Studio. It is credited Gift of ALLELES Design Studio Ltd..

  • Border
  • woven.
  • Gift of Harvey Smith.
  • 1967-20-12-a,b

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 42 × 13 × 13 cm (16 9/16 × 5 1/8 × 5 1/8 in.)

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

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