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Columbia University Exhibition "The Presence of Objects" Invitation Bracelet

This is a Invitation Bracelet. It was designed by Gaetano Pesce. It is dated 1999 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is polyurethane resin. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Industrial designer, Gaetano Pesce, has explored the use of resin for objects ranging from furniture to vessels. Pesce doesn't 'push' the material to follow his whim, but lets the flow of the resin determine the final form. The flexibility of this colorful, curvaceous invitation/bracelet to a show of Pesces's work at Columbia University allows it to be wrapped around the wearer's wrist, to become a wearable memento of the event.

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: 8.5 × 24 × 0.3 cm (3 3/8 × 9 7/16 × 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

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Cite this object as

Columbia University Exhibition "The Presence of Objects" Invitation Bracelet; Designed by Gaetano Pesce (Italian, b. 1939); polyurethane resin; H x W x D: 8.5 × 24 × 0.3 cm (3 3/8 × 9 7/16 × 1/8 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-86

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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