Gyro Bangle Bracelet
This is a bracelet. It was designed by David Watkins. It is dated Designed 1976; in continuous production and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is silver, lathe turned aluminum. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Watkins was intrigued by the two aspects of the Gyro bracelet—animated when worn and inert when flat. Composed of pivoting concentric circles, this work is representative of Watkins’s clear, reductivist forms; the bracelet speaks to rationality and balanced proportion, yet creates a playful sculpture for the wrist.
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 diam. (Measured flat): 1.2 × 12.5 cm (1/2 × 4 15/16 in.) H x W x D (measured on end): 1.2 × 12.5 × 10.5 cm (1/2 × 4 15/16 × 4 1/8 in.)
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Cite this object as
Gyro Bangle Bracelet; Designed by David Watkins (English, b. 1940); silver, lathe turned aluminum; H x diam. (Measured flat): 1.2 × 12.5 cm (1/2 × 4 15/16 in.) H x W x D (measured on end): 1.2 × 12.5 × 10.5 cm (1/2 × 4 15/16 × 4 1/8 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-118
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.