Ted Noten (Tegelen 1956 - )
Ted Noten, The Bird (2020)
Ted Noten (1956, NL) is a Dutch designer / artist. He became known for his bags and jewelery in which objects were cast in acrylic blocks. Ted Noten's designs act as a critique on contemporary life and on the history of jewellery, as well as on the wider context of product design. The underlying, recurring, theme of his work is to challenge convention and processes of habituation, the familiar and the unusual. The artwork 'The Bird' is part of the Vanitas series, a comment on our "perishing" world.