This is a Bracelet. It was designed by Doris Betz. It is dated 1997 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is sawn, sheet plastic bands (hosta-glas) wrapped in iron wire. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
In 1997, Doris Betz started working with hosta-glas, a new plastic. Through experimentation she found it well suited for jewelry and resilient enough to tolerate many construction techniques. This bracelet, made from strips of hosta-glas bound together by fine iron wire, unexpectedly utilizes the iron as both a structural element and ornamental component.
It is credited
The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
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Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 3.5 × 7.1 cm (1 3/8 × 2 13/16 in.)
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Cite this object as
Bracelet, 1997; Designed by Doris Betz (German, b. 1960); sawn, sheet plastic bands (hosta-glas) wrapped in iron wire; H x diam.: 3.5 × 7.1 cm (1 3/8 × 2 13/16 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-7
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.