Vintage Jewellery | Brooch - Lea Stein Fox 2000s
Compressed Plastic Brooch - Fox
Brand: Lea Stein
Color - Orange | Red/Grey | Blue/Plum | Red
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-coloured sandwich of plastic".
Stein's brooches feature animals, cars, household items, celebrities and people in a distinctive style.