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Cohndom box

(a-b) 1.3 × 6.3 × 6.3 cm
(a) moulded in base l.l.: PUSH
moulded in base l.c.: (o in a square)
Accession Number
Australian Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through the NGV Foundation by John McPhee, Fellow, 2005
Gallery location
Gallery 18
Level 3, NGV Australia
Physical description
This is the record for the white box.
Susan Cohn designed the Cohndom box, its title a pun on her own name, as an easy way to store and carry condoms. The object was made at a time when, following the AIDS crises of the 1980s and 1990s, safe sex was a significant public health issue. The Cohndom box was intended to protect condoms from wear and degradation while being carried in people’s wallets or pockets, thereby ensuring the likelihood of effective protected sex.