Costume and Textiles
"Frollerskates"Made in United States, North and Central America
Made by frogdesign, founded in Germany, 1969-present
Polyurethane, urethane, and leather
Currently not on view
1988-71-1a,bGift of frogdesign, inc., 1988
LabelFrog 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.