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Racing Wheelchair Gloves, 2016

This is a Racing Wheelchair Gloves. It was designed by Designworks Los Angeles Studio and manufactured by Designworks, a BMW Company.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Designworks, a BMW Company as part of Access+Ability.

It is dated 2016. Its medium is asa (a 3d-printing material).

BMW Designworks describes these racing gloves as a cross between “a pistol grip and brass knuckles.” The designers innovated on the athletes’ process of creating their own gloves from hobby putty by 3D scanning individual versions and then refining the shapes. Each pair is custom fit and printed on demand in lightweight and durable materials. Athletes then glue rubber to the gloves for traction on the wheel pushrings.

It is credited Lent by Designworks.

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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Access+Ability.

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