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Magnetic Tower

This is a Magnetic Tower. It was designed by Daniel Emma, Daniel To and Emma Aiston and made for Wrong for Hay. It is dated 2013. Its medium is ash, magnet.

The Magnetic Tower is a small, cylindrical piece of ash that is elemental in both form and function. The core of the ash has been drilled out and replaced by a magnet, allowing the user to adhere metal objects to the surface for temporary storage. The form complements that of to its companion piece, the Cork Cone pin holder.

  • Etui And Cover (France)
  • lacquer painted over shagreen; vernis martian.
  • Gift of Mrs. J. Insely Blair.
  • 1941-45-1-a,b

Our curators have highlighted 11 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Paper Clip Pin
  • silver, enamel.
  • Gift of Tibor Kalman/ M & Co..
  • 1993-151-23

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 10 × 6.5 cm (3 15/16 × 2 9/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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