[Calder and the first BMW Art Car]
One of the things that most attracted us to Cybèle's home in month's Covet Garden is how playful and tactile and kinetic everything is. These are the very qualities that attract us to the work of artist Alexander Calder. Best known for his mobiles, the American sculptor has recently been rediscovered for his everyday objets.
[Alexander Calder's Big Red, 1959]
[Calder necklace via: the jewelry loupe]
Calder crafted over 1,800 pieces of jewelry in his lifetime. He fashioned most of these necklaces, bracelets and rings out of brass and steel, setting of ceramic, wood and glass. For these pieces, he never casted and seldom soldered anything. Instead he hammered or twisted metal, connecting them with hoops or rivets, which lent his creations a unique, sinous feel. He used the came approach to making the cutlery pictured below.
[Calder's homemade utensils via: Fluxplay Jewellery]