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Smell Lab, Smell Lab, 2016

This is a Smell Lab. It was produced by International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc. (IFF). It is dated 2016. Its medium is bottles, printed labels, smell analysis papers.

Tolaas is a smell designer, artist, chemist, and researcher who is inventing new words to communicate smell. She values sensory experience as a way to heighten reality and open people’s minds to diverse experiences. This installation represents a corner of Tolaas’s Smell Lab in Berlin, where she has built a vast physical archive of smells, collected from around the world.

This object was donated by International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc. (IFF). It is credited Courtesy of Sissel Tolaas and IFF.

  • Scent Bottle
  • shagreen.
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1931-86-117-a/c

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • Ether Inhaler (USA), ca. 1846
  • glass, horn, metal, textile wrapping, wooden base (not original to the object).
  • Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, Cat. M-09244.
  • 14.2012.43

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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