Gropius House

Collect: Necklace

John Johansen (1916-2012)
New York City or Wellfleet, Massachusetts,
c. 1980
Anphenol Alden Products Company, Inc. (manufacturer)
Brockton, Massachusetts
Elbow coaxial adapter connectors
Gift of Erika Pfammatter

Ati Gropius Johansen (1926-2014)

Beate “Ati” Gropius, an artist and teacher like her mother, had a strong sense of personal style. Ati’s second husband, architect John Johansen, liked to design and make jewelry for her, often from found objects. These were not comfortable pieces of jewelry. They were statements.