'Ode' bracelet- Nov 2003
'Iceberg' ring- Oct 2005
To The Right Angle
silver cuff bracelet
Recipient of a Merit Award
2003 National Post Design Exchange
Sterling silver cuff bracelet Ode
to the Right Angle, designed by Niki Kavakonis,
received a Merit Award Thursday November 27 2003 at the National
Post Design Exchange
Gala Dinner, which celebrates the best of Canadian design nationally.
Inspired by some of celebrated architect Frank O. Gehry's most
famous buildings, including the
Frederick R. Weisman Art and Teaching Museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota
the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain 1997-2000, Ode
encompasses the full cyclical
evolution of architecture, from man's basic instinct to seek shelter
(when stood on its end,
a tiny figure is revealed, seeking shelter under a cantilevered
canopy), to his newest desire to
push the boundaries of non-linear architecture.
For the last 6,000 years architecture has been built on the principles
of the right angle, and it
is only in recent years that technology has allowed architects
to realize the full extent of
their imaginations. Gehry's buildings exemplify this movement.
additionally novel because, while wearable, it is also fully sculptural.
as in the photo above, it has an uncanny resemblance to the entranceway
of Gehry's recently
completed Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California
2003. When Ode
being worn, a myriad of enjoyable angles reveal themselves, whether
it is sitting, or balancing
on end, as it is designed to do. Universally appealing, these
miniature sculptural qualities
can be enjoyed, regardless of gender. Comes complete with a Baltic
Birch pedestal box.