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Pin Brooch, 1992

This is a Brooch. It was designed by Beppe Kessler. It is dated 1992 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is wood, textile, foam, acrylic paint, pins. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Self-taught, Kessler starts from an idea and develops her own techniques to make miniature sculptures that tell a story and invite touch. The series of pin cushion brooches may also relate to the lost decades associated with women’s domestic work.

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

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 7 × 6.8 × 4.2 cm (2 3/4 × 2 11/16 × 1 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

On reverse: written in red: "beppe / kessler / 1992"

Cite this object as

Pin Brooch, 1992; Designed by Beppe Kessler ; wood, textile, foam, acrylic paint, pins; H x W x D: 7 × 6.8 × 4.2 cm (2 3/4 × 2 11/16 × 1 5/8 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-56

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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