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Horseman Bench, from Kassena Town series

This is a Horseman bench. It was designed by Dokter and Misses, Adriaan Hugo and Katy Taplin.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Southern Guild and Adriaan Hugo and Dokter and Misses and Katy Taplin as part of Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

It is dated 2015. Its medium is hand-painted white beech, mild steel interior hinges and fasteners.

Dokter and Misses reimages powerful images from African culture in their furniture pieces, which display bold lines and rich geometrical patterning. This bench, from Kassena Town series, is inspired by the intricately painted adobe homes of the Kassena people of northern Ghana and Burkina Faso. Featuring surprising openings, drawers, and secret compartments, the bench is designed in the round with no front or back sides. Hand-painted graphics meld with three-dimensional form.

It is credited Courtesy of Dokter and Misses.

  • Strip (Ghana)
  • silk, rayon, or cotton.
  • Gift of Mrs Calvin W. Stillman.
  • 1969-11-2-h

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 165 × 83 × 165 cm (5 ft. 4 15/16 in. × 32 11/16 in. × 5 ft. 4 15/16 in.)

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

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