Original Creative Work - Visual Art Work

The Puschelhockers

John Meade

Neon Parc Gallery | Published : 2018


The Puschelhockers refer to a time in the 1960’s. A puschelhocker is a small German vanity stool with hairpin-bend steel legs and a fluffy acrylic seat. They were used when dressing tables were common in bedrooms – particularly laminate dressing tables with brush and mirror sets and perfume bottles with a tasselled spray atomiser. My mother always had a dressing table like this, and I don’t think she ever sat at it. So it was a display of vanity and self-care.

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