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What is this?

Bright red minimal rectangular form; slightly undulating top panel and accordion-like vents visible from three sides; low, black rectangular base.

This is a prototype for domestic space heater from United Kingdom. It is dated 1973 and we acquired it in 2010. Gift of Bill Moggridge. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

sheet metal, extruded aluminum, compression molded phenolic plastic, wood

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 15.2 x 38.1 x 27.9 cm (6 x 15 x 11 in.)

This object was made for (as the client) Hoover, Ltd. and designed by Bill Moggridge

This object was donated by Bill Moggridge

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Prototype For Domestic Space Heater, 1973 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=24 July 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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