Nathalie Du Pasquier Brooch - Vintage 1980s
This rare and highly collectible Ninib brooch by Nathalie Du Pasquier is from the famed Memphis Designers for Acme Studio series from the 1980s. Acme Studio, founded in 1985 by husband and wife team, Adrian Olabuenaga and Lesley Bailey collaborated with artist Peter Shire of the renowned Memphis Group. From there, Acme commissioned designs from Memphis family of artists, designers, and architects. These Postmodern designs featured colorful, assymetrical geometric shapes. All of the jewelry from this Acme - Memphis collaboration was handmade. The entire collection was accepted in the permanent collection of the Groninger Museum of the Netherlands. Nathalie Du Pasquier was born in 1957 in Bordeaux France and was one of the founding members of the Memphis Group. She worked as a designer until the 1990s. She now lives in Milan Italy and is primarily dedicated to her painting. These pieces are no longer in production, and as a special and one time collaboration between the founders of the Postmodern movement and the hand made jewelry studio from which they came are quite rare and an important expression of a small but influential design movement. Memphis designs has served as inspiration for Fall/Winter 2011–2012 Christian Dior haute couture collection fashion show, and for the Winter 2015 Missoni collection and will continue to inspire designers and collectors into the future. Measures 2.25 x 1. Excellent condition. Circa 1980s
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