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Cane, U-Cane (No Country For Old Men: Together Canes), 2012

This is a Cane. It was designed by Francesca Lanzavecchia and Hunn Wai and manufactured by Lanzavecchia + Wai.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Lanzavecchia + Wai as part of Beautiful Users.

It is dated 2012. Its medium is maple and lacquered mdf, cut with cnc tools.

Many people avoid using canes and walkers because the objects look like medical equipment. Each piece in this family of prototypes is designed as an element of domestic life, supporting rich social and mental activities while encouraging safe mobility. The T-Cane helps users serve tea and snacks. The U-Cane holds books, magazines, and supplies for knitting and crafting. The I-Cane doubles as an iPad stand.

It is credited Courtesy of Lanzavecchia + Wai Design Studio.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 95 x 40 x 30 cm (37 3/8 x 15 3/4 x 11 13/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beautiful Users.

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