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Vintage Jewellery | Brooch - Lea Stein Turtle 2000s

Vintage Jewellery | Brooch - Lea Stein Turtle 2000s

Compressed Plastic Brooch - Turtle
Brand: Lea Stein
Year: 2000s

Color - Brown/Black

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.