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No 953 Brooch, 2004

This is a brooch. It was designed by Ramón Puig Cuyàs. It is dated 2004 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is painted wood, plastic, silver, painted acrylic. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Puig Cuyàs believes that jewelry can communicate concepts linked to a universal sense of memory and myth, and also believes in the value of an artist’s insights into our place in the cosmos. His Walled Gardens brooch invites us to imagine a magical garden hidden behind the everyday fences we encounter, a metaphor for opening our senses to the many worlds around us.

This object was donated by Susan Lewin. 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: 5 × 7.1 × 1.8 cm (1 15/16 × 2 13/16 × 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On reverse, etched 953 above applied shape with 'PUIG/CUYAS'. Etched 2004

Cite this object as

No 953 Brooch, 2004; Designed by Ramón Puig Cuyàs (Spanish, b. 1953); painted wood, plastic, silver, painted acrylic; H x W x D: 5 × 7.1 × 1.8 cm (1 15/16 × 2 13/16 × 11/16 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-93

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