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Rambutan Ring

This is a Ring. It was designed by Nora Fok. It is dated 2003 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is plastic, knitted, knotted and dyed nylon filament with black pearls. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Fok created this charming and playful ring based on the rambutan, a Southeast Asian fruit. The ring’s hair-like “follicles” are made of long flexible strands of dyed nylon monofilament.

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

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 14.5 cm x 5 cm x 3.5 cm (5 in. × 1 1/4 in. × 1 1/4 in.)

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Rambutan Ring; Designed by Nora Fok (English, b. Hong Kong, China, 1953); plastic, knitted, knotted and dyed nylon filament with black pearls; H x W x D: 14.5 cm x 5 cm x 3.5 cm (5 in. × 1 1/4 in. × 1 1/4 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-33

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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