Back in the 1960s John Kostick had a little studio in Boston where his design ideas of mixing science + art came to life. Experimenting with different materials like curved silicon bronze, stainless steel wire and straight bronze rods, he created these foldable stars. As simple as these Kostick stars appear, they are actually an expression of where geometry + physics meet art. They are "highly organized symmetrical compositions of simple parts." What does that mean? The sticks don't touch or intersect, they work together by being coupled by tension.
I think these stars are stunning. I find the symmetrical lines eye catching and gold hue beautiful and the patina that it will acquire over time will make each star unique. Sit a few on a coffee table for guests to interact with, display one the fireplace mantle or even hang a few as a mobile in the corner of your bedroom. Any place you decide, it'll catch someone's eye. I'd love to add this to my decor!
Available for purchase at on his site Kosticks.com or DWR.
Image Source: Kosticks + DWR