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Spring Steel Series Necklace

This is a Necklace. It was designed by Eva Eisler. It is dated 2002 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is stainless steel, cold connections. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Eisler’s structurally-based designs, especially those in stainless steel, are inspired by constructivist theory. In this necklace, she linked stainless steel flat springs, a metal component from outside of the jewelry world, into a classic “paper chain” neckpiece.

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 diam.: 1.7 × 20 cm (11/16 × 7 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

No marks

Cite this object as

Spring Steel Series Necklace; Designed by Eva Eisler (Czech / English, b. Prague, 1952); stainless steel, cold connections; H x diam.: 1.7 × 20 cm (11/16 × 7 7/8 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-24

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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