Art.sy Insight: Ted Noten's Purse of Wonders
Noten’s Trophy Helmet is the ultimate showpiece for a woman on the hunt. It represents both her valuable possessions as well as her resolve to obtain them. The beautifully crafted helmet displays the collection of rings, as well as the tools that enabled finding these symbols of eternal love, including a radar device and a telescope.
3d printed nylon. Selective laser sintering method.
Signature: Gold-sheet ATN 1/3 2012
Featured on the cover of the Dutch Design Yearbook 2013.
Edition 1/3 featured in exhibition: Ted Noten "Framed" at the Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch, NL.
Edition 1/3 now in this museum's collection.
Since 2005, Dutch jewelry designer Ted Noten has broadened his repertoire to include furniture and art installations. His eponymous Amsterdam atelier (abbreviated ATN) is beloved worldwide for its wry and irreverent design objects. The four-person team has produced everything from a brass “self-portrait ring” to a brooch cast from a wad of chewing gum sent in by a client. Many of ATN’s designs subvert the appearance and context of luxury goods, like acrylic designer bags with treasures (pistols, lizards, rings) trapped inside.
Dutch, b. 1956, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands