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.
Fashion week is over and we've finally had a chance to sort through all our photos of the Metalepsis for Chromat collaboration. We designed 3D printed chokers, rings, wrist cuffs, and architectural encasement pieces to hold lasers for the Chromat Mindfiles collection, which showed as a part of Made Fashion week. And we were in good company. Chromat also collaborated with Shoplifter [who frequently works with Bjork on costumes and imagery], Kerin Rose Gold of A Morir eyewear, and latex designers Tableaux Vivants. The collection was inspired by Martine Rothblatt and her concept of 'digital immortality.'This spring the Metalepsis for Chromat pieces will be available in 3D printed nylon on the webshop. Below are some of our favorite photos of the runway show and behind the scenes.
Images by Shoko Takayasu for Vogue Italia.
Photos by Getty Images.