This object is currently on display in room 205 as part of Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection. There are 5 other images of this object. See our image rights statement.

 

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Object Timeline

2004

  • Work on this object began.

2016

2017

Heimat Set Of Three Brooches And Holder, 2004

This is a Set of three Brooches and Holder. It was designed by Iris Eichenberg. It is dated 2004 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is metal, thread skeins, cardboard (box). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

With Eichenberg’s brooches from the Heimat series (roughly translated as Home or Homeland) one enters a very personal world where thread and other components, presented in a sewing box-like container, are suggestive of warmth and healing.

This object was donated by Susan Lewin. It is credited The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Our curators have highlighted 4 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Poster, A Better Home, 1941
  • screenprint on paper.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. Edward C. Post and from Friends of....
  • 1995-106-2

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 6 × 25.1 × 18.3 cm (2 3/8 × 9 7/8 × 7 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

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Cite this object as

Heimat Set Of Three Brooches And Holder, 2004; Designed by Iris Eichenberg (German, b. 1965); metal, thread skeins, cardboard (box); H x W x D: 6 × 25.1 × 18.3 cm (2 3/8 × 9 7/8 × 7 3/16 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-23-a/s

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