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Fish Design Invitation, 2004

This is a invitation. It was designed by Gaetano Pesce. It is dated 2004 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is polyurethane resin. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

For about 20 years, architect and industrial designer, Gaetano Pesce, has explored the use of resin for objects ranging from furniture to vessels. Pesce doesn't 'push' the material to follow his whim. Instead, the flow of the material itself ofen decides the final shape of the form. This colorful invitation suggestive of a fish (a play on Pesce's name) presents a clever invitation to an exhibition of the work of Pesce's studio, Fish Design.

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

Its dimensions are

H x W: 13 × 21.8 × 0.7 cm (5 1/8 × 8 9/16 × 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

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Fish Design Invitation, 2004; Designed by Gaetano Pesce (Italian, b. 1939); polyurethane resin; H x W: 13 × 21.8 × 0.7 cm (5 1/8 × 8 9/16 × 1/4 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-89

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.

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