Miniature furniture made from beer cans

Made in Rockdale, New South Wales, 1970-1980.

Furniture, miniature, 4 pieces, scale 1: 10, aluminium beer cans / textile, Rockdale, New South Wales, Australia, 1970-1980

The collection consists of three chairs and a stool. The furniture is formed from aluminium beer cans. The base of the can is cut away to shape the seat tops, the legs and arms of the furniture are made from bent and scrolled beer can strips. The metal has been painted gold. The seats are padded and white with blue spotted fabric.

Summary

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Furniture, miniature, 4 pieces, scale 1: 10, aluminium beer cans / textile, Rockdale, New South Wales, Australia, 1970-1980

The collection consists of three chairs and a stool. The furniture is formed from aluminium beer cans. The base of the can is cut away to shape the seat tops, the legs and arms of the furniture are made from bent and scrolled beer can strips. The metal has been painted gold. The seats are padded and white with blue spotted fabric.

Dimensions

112 mm
89 mm
78 mm

Production

The furniture was made by an elderly man (now deceased) for therapy at the Rockdale Community mobile nursing unit and presented to the Museum's community services staff member when she gave a lecture on the Powerhouse.
1970-1980

Source

Gift of Rockdale Community Mobile Nursing Service, 1986
12 February, 1986

Cite this Object

Miniature furniture made from beer cans 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 November 2017, <https://ma.as/61613>
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