Ben Davies (British, born 1973) and Lizzie Ostrom (British, born 1982), Rodd Design (Lyndhurst, UK, founded 2000); Scents by Demeter Fragrance Library; Mixed materials; Museum purchase; Scents courtesy of Demeter Fragrance Library

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0802, Ode Scent Player, 2015

Ode is an oval-shaped device for display on a tabletop. This personal scent player diffuses food smells into a room at mealtimes to stimulate appetites for those with dementia. The Ode in front of you is not displayed "on." Instead, three containers hold smells from Ode's Nostalgic menu—pink grapefruit, cheese pizza, and Black Forest cake. Designed by Rodd Design.

Ben Davies (British, born 1973) and Lizzie Ostrom (British, born 1982), Rodd Design (Lyndhurst, UK, founded 2000); Scents by Demeter Fragrance Library; Mixed materials; Museum purchase; Scents courtesy of Demeter Fragrance Library
  • Censer
  • H x diam.: 14 x 15.2 cm (5 1/2 x 6 in.).
  • Gift of Dr. Walter Leo Hildburgh.
  • 1932-16-114

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