Ineke Hans Studio

walkingsticks  antislip walkingstick

1992, antislip walking stick

For a theme exhibition the design of a walking stick was requested.From the idea that people, especially those with difficulties walking will also have difficulties picking things up, Ineke Hans focused on an anti-slip walking stick. Practical to use, for instance, when going to the toilet and having to lean the base of your walking stick on the slippery tile floor.
Ineke used branches and looking at its wooden form, Paulus looks like a familiar stick found on a walk in the woods, but it is prepared and dipped in rubber.
The directness and folklorishness of its solution anticipates the approach taken in later work like Ordinary Tables or Laser Chair.

collection Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam
production Ineke Hans