This is a brooch. It was designed by Iris Eichenberg. It is dated 2009 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is porcelain, leather, silver, thread. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Eichenberg’s Weiss brooch whose German title refers to both the color white and the word “to know,” is a poetic joining of blank, face-shaped ovals made of white leather with threads assembled into an imaginary family tree, not of a particular family but of all of humankind.
This object was
It is credited
The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 20 × 7 × 3 cm (7 7/8 × 2 3/4 × 1 3/16 in.)
It has the following markings
Cite this object as
Weiss Brooch; Designed by Iris Eichenberg (German, b. 1965); porcelain, leather, silver, thread; H x W x D: 20 × 7 × 3 cm (7 7/8 × 2 3/4 × 1 3/16 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-21
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.