One Man Show at Material Connection Invitation/Bracelet, 1997
This is a Invitation/Bracelet. It was designed by Gaetano Pesce. It is dated 1997 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is poured and imprinted colored 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. Instead, he lets the flow of the resin determine the final form. The flexibility of this invitation/bracelet allows it to be wrapped around the wearer's wrist, to become a wearable memento of the event.
This object was
It is credited
The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Its dimensions are
L x W x D: 22 × 7.5 × 1.3 cm (8 11/16 × 2 15/16 × 1/2 in.)
It has the following markings
It is inscribed
Cite this object as
One Man Show at Material Connection Invitation/Bracelet, 1997; Designed by Gaetano Pesce (Italian, b. 1939); poured and imprinted colored polyurethane resin; L x W x D: 22 × 7.5 × 1.3 cm (8 11/16 × 2 15/16 × 1/2 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-85
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.