"Frollerskates"

Made by frogdesign, founded in Germany, 1969-present

Geography:
Made in United States, North and Central America

Date:
1987-1988

Medium:
Polyurethane, urethane, and leather

Dimensions:
15 x 5 x 10 inches (38.1 x 12.7 x 25.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1988-71-1a,b

Credit Line:
Gift of frogdesign, inc., 1988

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Frog design, founded by Hartmut Esslinger in 1969, approached the design of ordinary objects in a radical way, rejecting functionalism and adhering to the principle that "form follows emotion." These frollerskates, created a hundred years after roller skating became a popular pastime, have been technically and conceptually rethought. Lightweight polyurethane is used for the shell, allowing the wheels to be integrated into their exuberantly modern design.