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Colorcore Personal Adornment Pair Of Cufflinks And Three Studs With Packaging, 1983

This is a Pair of Cufflinks and Three Studs with Packaging. It was designed by Robert Ebendorf and collaborator: Ivy Ross. It is dated 1983 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is colorcore formica (cufflinks, studs); printed cardboard (packaging). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Cufflinks and studs are jewelry forms traditionally associated with men. Ebendorf and Ross treated ColorCore Formica in a structured, geometric way, alternating or in-setting black and white ColorCore pieces to create simple, layered squares or rectangles with masculine appeal. Austerity is carried through in the commercial packaging--the clean forms are set off against a sketch-like graphic of a tuxedo shirt and black tie in a plain black box.

This object was donated by Susan Lewin. It is credited The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 2.7 × 15.5 × 18 cm (1 1/16 × 6 1/8 × 7 1/16 in.)

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Colorcore Personal Adornment Pair Of Cufflinks And Three Studs With Packaging, 1983; Designed by Robert Ebendorf ; colorcore formica (cufflinks, studs); printed cardboard (packaging); H x W x D: 2.7 × 15.5 × 18 cm (1 1/16 × 6 1/8 × 7 1/16 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-20-a/f

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.

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