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Object Timeline

1997

  • Work on this object began.

2016

2017

One Man Show at Material Connection Invitation/Bracelet, 1997

This is a Invitation/Bracelet. It was designed by Gaetano Pesce. It is dated 1997 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is poured and imprinted colored polyurethane resin. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Pesce doesn't 'push' his materials to follow his whim. Instead, they flow of the material itself decides the final shape of the bracelet. These bracelet/invitations resemble globs of dripped paint, but the flexiblity of the material allows it to be wrapped around the wearer's wrist. In a stroke of ingenuity, Pesce planned these items to leave attendees with a permanent memento of the event.

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

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 22 × 7.5 × 1.3 cm (8 11/16 × 2 15/16 × 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

No marks

Cite this object as

One Man Show at Material Connection Invitation/Bracelet, 1997; Designed by Gaetano Pesce (Italian, b. 1939); poured and imprinted colored polyurethane resin; L x W x D: 22 × 7.5 × 1.3 cm (8 11/16 × 2 15/16 × 1/2 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-85

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Lewin Collection.

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