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Acrylic "Glass" Hat

Harvey Nicholsca. 1968

Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

During the 1960s the hat became an increasingly less important aspect of headwear. This model, with its unusual material (transparent acrylic glass), recalls the futuristic trends of that time and offers an amazing contrast to the basic classic form of the high semi-circular crown with wide brim.

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Details

  • Title: Acrylic "Glass" Hat
  • Creator: Harvey Nichols
  • Date: ca. 1968
  • Rights: Photo © bpk - Photo Agency / Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Stephan Klonk │ Text © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Christine Waidenschlager
  • Proof of manufacture: White on black woven label: HN/Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge London
  • Place of origin: London, England
  • Physical Dimensions: w30 x h16 x d30 cm
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-018417
  • Provenance: Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, 2003 Kamer/Ruf collection; 1987 Portobello Market, London
  • Type: Hat
  • External Link: http://www.smb.museum/museen-und-einrichtungen/kunstgewerbemuseum/home.html
  • Medium: Acrylic glass, cotton ribbon

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