This is a brooch. It was designed by Giampaolo Babetto. It is dated 1995 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is molded, pressed, folded and stippled gold sheet with applied pigment. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Giampaolo Babetto is a master jewelery artist trained at the D'Arte Pietro Selvatico. Inspired by geometric forms, his jewelry exhibits clean sober lines without decorative embellishments. The three pieces displayed here are folded 3 dimensional figures, similar in construction, yet each is unique due to color and texture.
This object was
It is credited
The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 6.2 × 4 × 2.6 cm (2 7/16 in. × 1 9/16 in. × 1 in.)
It has the following markings
On reverse, 'BABETTO.1995.' inscribed on second line '397."unreadable cipher.18k.'
Cite this object as
Brooch, 1995; Designed by Giampaolo Babetto (Italian, b. 1947); molded, pressed, folded and stippled gold sheet with applied pigment; H x W x D: 6.2 × 4 × 2.6 cm (2 7/16 in. × 1 9/16 in. × 1 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Lewin Collection.