Tropical Punch Necklace, 2006
This is a necklace. It was designed by Axel Russmeyer. It is dated 2006 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is glass, crystal, resin, metal and plastic beads, ribbon, thread, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Russmeyer has a longstanding fascination with beads and is interested in their legacy as historic objects, amulets, and social symbols across a variety of cultures. His work focuses on color and texture and the juxtaposition of these two elements. This colorful necklace is composed of “beaded beads,” each of which Russmeyer considers a complete work.
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 W x D: 41 ×11 × 3.7 cm (16 1/8 in. × 4 5/16 in. × 1 7/16 in.)
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Tropical Punch Necklace, 2006; Designed by Axel Russmeyer (German, b. 1964); glass, crystal, resin, metal and plastic beads, ribbon, thread, gold; H x W x D: 41 ×11 × 3.7 cm (16 1/8 in. × 4 5/16 in. × 1 7/16 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-95
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.