The Droog Collection Mercedes Benz Brooches Series Brooch
This is a brooch. It was designed by Ted Noten. It is dated 2003 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is fragment cut from painted steel body of a mercedes benz. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
For this brooch series Noten cut fragments out of the body of a Mercedes Benz, turning each fragment into a desirable brooch merely through its association with this luxury automobile. Noten’s intent is to democratize jewelry so that everyone can enjoy the status of a luxury object.
This object was
It is credited
The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 2.8 × 13.6 × 1.5 cm (1 1/8 × 5 3/8 × 9/16 in.)
It has the following markings
Written in black on reverse: T.N. APL '03
Cite this object as
The Droog Collection Mercedes Benz Brooches Series Brooch; Designed by Ted Noten (Dutch,born 1956); fragment cut from painted steel body of a mercedes benz; H x W x D: 2.8 × 13.6 × 1.5 cm (1 1/8 × 5 3/8 × 9/16 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-77
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.