In celebration of National Dog Day the other week, here are a few of my favourite doggy themed objects from the collections:
Designed by Eero Aarnio for Magis in 2003, this polyethylene children’s stool glows in the dark. Fabulous.
1. Glow puppy, AIBDC : 006725
Made of phenol formaldehyde, this unfinished cast dates to the 1930s.
|2. Dachshund knife stand, AIBDC : 007044|
This dustpan and brush is aptly named as the German term Picobello which means 'spotless' or 'immaculate'.
|3. Pico Bello, AIBDC : 006668|
Another brush but this time for clothes (presumably to get rid of dog fur?), the body of the dog forms the handle with the brush on its back. 1950s.
|4. Poodle clothes brush, AIBDC : 001215|
The following object is included purely because I am biased to this breed...
|5. 101 Dalmatians beaker, AIBDC : 000197|
...my dog having a nap!
If you would like to come in and see any of these objects, or anything else from the collections, please contact a member of the MoDiP team.
Katherine Pell, Museum Collections Officer.