Takis is a kinetic artist living and working in Greece. His work focuses on electromagnetism, a force he describes as a fourth dimension that “binds together in space, objects, metals, roaming particles of the cosmos.”
Magnets play a vital role in the function of his sculptures. Magnetic Painting No. 7 (1962) uses strong magnets behind a solid yellow canvas to make metal objects float in front of the painting’s surface. In another one of Takis’s works, Ballet Magnetique I (1961) he makes a metal sphere hover and orbit above the surface of the sculpture with the use of an electromagnet.
The concept of magnets and suspension has inspired us to think differently about the design of our upcoming spring collection. Everything from the materials to the closures will be an integral part in the design of jewellery.