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Rooster, Folding Stool

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DESIGNER Barry Simpson
MEDIUM Plywood, canvas
DATES Designed: 1975-1976; Manufactured: 1976-1984
DIMENSIONS 16 1/2 x 16 3/4 x 14 3/8 in. (41.9 x 42.5 x 36.5 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Marked on underside of seat, incised in brown within outline of a rooster: "ROOSTER" surrounded by a ring reading "BY DIRT ROAD / WAITSFIELD, VT."
CREDIT LINE Maria L. Emmons Fund and Alfred T. and Caroline S. Zoebisch Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION "Rooster" portable, collapsible, folding stool of varnished plywood, with nylon webbing. When opened: seat is square and formed by two matching triangular pieces with a small round hole cut out near top corner; when folded, these holes match up and create handle for carrying. Seat supported on base that forms a cross in plan, with the two sides intersecting down center. One side composed of two symmetrical plywood pieces joined with screws to form overall shape of square with large round hole cut out of center. Other side composed of symmetrical plywood pieces joined with screws to take overall shape of an "X" with large circle at midpoint; when the stool is closed and the two sides folded together, this circle fits into the round cutout on the other side; when the stool is open, the top points of this "X" fit into the small round cutouts of the seat, locking it in place. Brown nylon webbing strip joins seat to base at two corners. CONDITION: Good, some spots of dirt and scuff marks.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Barry Simpson. Rooster, Folding Stool, Designed: 1975-1976; Manufactured: 1976-1984. Plywood, canvas, 16 1/2 x 16 3/4 x 14 3/8 in. (41.9 x 42.5 x 36.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Maria L. Emmons Fund and Alfred T. and Caroline S. Zoebisch Fund, 1994.156.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1994.156.2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1994.156.2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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