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This is a necklace. It was designed by Lella Vignelli. We acquired it in 2016. Its medium is bent silver wire. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

While the firm headed by Massimo and Lella Vignelli was preeminent in the fields of industrial, graphic, and interior design, jewelry was also one of Lella’s domains. The simple repeated wave form of this necklace is indicative of the clean, elegant and timeless design for which she became known.

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 diam.: 2.1 × 13.2 cm (13/16 × 5 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

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Necklace; Designed by Lella Vignelli (Italian, 1934 - 2016); bent silver wire; H x diam.: 2.1 × 13.2 cm (13/16 × 5 3/16 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-116

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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