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.
Get your mom something unexpected for Mother's Day this year: A GIFT!
That's right, we know you thought that simply calling her was enough last year.
Well, it wasn't and this year she wants jewelry! We know this because we polled both of our own mothers and the necklaces shown above are their top picks. Victoria's mom would like the Neutron Necklace with black and white stone [left] and Astrid's mom would like the Interlock Necklace [right]. What would your mom want?
Metalepsis Projects is offering 25% OFF ALL JEWELRY through Mother's Day with the code 'METAMOM' to help you give your mother [or aunt/wife/SELF] something thoughtful and timeless.
Shop the collection here.
Metalepsis pieces are popping up all over the west coast like new spring blooms. We love how Alicia Lund of Cheetah is the New Black adds a bit of intrigue to her polished outfit with the Orbit Cuff, and how Grasie Mercedes of Style Me Grasie and E! News uses the String Necklace as a delicate architectural detail in her clean-lined and minimal getup. Nice work, ladies.