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

  • Beads
  • stone.
  • 1962-188-2

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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.

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