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Lavendoux Brooch

This is a Brooch. It was designed by Svenja John. It is dated 2002 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is water jet-cut, surface treated, hand-colored and crafted polycarbonate (makrofol®). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

With Lavendoux, John recreates a blossoming flower using the latest in digital technology. During planning, she sketches and models the piece. She then uses a water jet cutter to cut the shapes from a polycarbonate sheet. She further works the components by hand, carefully adding naturalistic details and assembling the form. John's technique creates intricate pieces that balance industrial fabrication and handcrafting.

This object was donated by Susan Lewin. It is credited The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 10 cm × 8.6 cm × 7.6 cm (3 15/16 in × 3 3/8 in × 3 in.)

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Lavendoux Brooch; Designed by Svenja John (German, b. 1963); water jet-cut, surface treated, hand-colored and crafted polycarbonate (makrofol®); H x W x D: 10 cm × 8.6 cm × 7.6 cm (3 15/16 in × 3 3/8 in × 3 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-53

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.

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