Vintage Jewellery | Brooch - Lea Stein Cat 2000s
Compressed Plastic Brooch - Cat
Brand: Lea Stein
Color - Cream | Orange
Designer Léa Stein is a French artist and accessories maker, known for her compressed plastic buttons, brooches and bracelets.
Stein entered the fashion industry in 1957 working in textiles, and by 1965 had developed an interest in plastic. She worked with her husband, chemist Fernand Steinberger, to develop a process of layering very thin sheets of cellulose acetate (or rhodoid) and laminating them to form a "multi-colored sandwich of plastic".
Stein's brooches feature animals, cars, household items, celebrities and people in a distinctive style.