Some cool hanging sculptures, kinetic, custom, mobiles, etc

I’m a kinetic sculptor specializing in mobiles. I make handmade mobiles, large custom-made mobiles, 3D printed mobiles and kinetic sculptures.

Once in a while I go look around and see what other mobile makers / kinetic sculptors / hanging art installation designers are up to. Here are some of the cooler hanging sculptures (some kinetic, some not) that I came across this time around:

Made of hardware items:

Image of hanging sculpture contemporary hardware items

Misawa Aviation and Science Museum:

Image of floating hanging installation sculpture Misawa Aviation and Science Museum

Astrid Bin:

Image of hanging kinetic art installation Astrid Bin

Ratcliffe Fowler Design – made with 3000 soccer balls:

Image of custom hanging sculpture 3000 balls Ratcliffe Fowler Design

Maurizio Cattelan (he’s getting a lot of attention these days):

Image of hanging sculpture mobile Maurizio Cattelan guggenheim

Image of custom made hanging sculpture mobile cars

Scabetti Design:

Image of hanging sculpture mobile light lamp Scabetti design

Stu Scheckter:

Image of hanging mobile sculpture airport terminal Stu Scheckter

Lobby at Hilton San Diego:

Image of ceiling sculpture lobby hilton san diego

Claire Morgan:

Image of hanging sculpture Claire Morgan

Image of hanging sculpture Claire Morgan 2

Ed Carpenter – looking mid-century modern with a splash of contemporary to me:

Image of mid century modern hanging mobile sculpture mad men Ed Carpenter

Program Collective:

Image of hanging sculpture art installation contemporary Program Collective

Image of hanging sculpture art installation contemporary Program Collective 2

Chris Dorosz:

Image of hanging sculpture space interior design Chris Dorosz

Ball Nogues Studio:

Image of custom made hanging art installation wire Ball Nogues Studio

Image of custom made hanging art installation wire Ball Nogues Studio 2

Crystal Schenk:

Picture of hanging magnetic wire art installation Crystal Schenk

Cornelia Parker:

Image of large scale hanging mobile sculpture Cornelia Parker

Kaarina Kaikkonen:

Photo of hanging art installation clothes fabric Kaarina Kaikkonen

Photo of hanging art installation clothes fabric Kaarina Kaikkonen 2

Putra World Trade Centre:

Picture of hanging sculpture art contemporary Putra World Trade Centre

Image of large custom made hanging sculpture mobile installtion lobby

Ralph Helmick and Stu Schechter:

Image of custom made hanging sculpture library lobby Ralph Helmick and Stu Schechter

Image of suspended sculpture contemporary Ralph Helmick and Stuart Schechter

Mathilde Roussel – that’s real growing grass (obviously reminds me of “Mad Men“):

Image of hanging sculptures mad men mathilde roussel

Lobby at Hyatt:

image of custom made hanging sculpture mobile hyatt lobby

And the kinetic sculpture at the BMW Museum:

I gave credit where I was able to find it, but sadly all too often, when you see one of these installations in lobbies and similar places, there’s not tag or anything anywhere that would tell you who designed and made it.

© 2014 Marco Mahler