Ring (kinetic), 1993
This is a Ring (kinetic). It was designed by Friedrich Becker. It is dated 1993 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is silver, acrylic. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
The minimalist design of this ring belies its unique combination of master craftsmanship and sculptural acumen. When worn, its blue acrylic rectangle spins on a special mechanism in response to the wearer’s hand movements, seemingly becoming vibrant and alive.
This object was
It is credited
The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
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Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 3.5 × 3.2 cm (1 3/8 × 1 1/4 in.)
It has the following markings
On reverse of disc, 'F. BECKER 1993'
Cite this object as
Ring (kinetic), 1993; Designed by Friedrich Becker (German, 1922 - 1997); silver, acrylic; H x diam.: 3.5 × 3.2 cm (1 3/8 × 1 1/4 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-5
Kinetic Ring, by Friedrich Becker, 1993. In motion
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.