Spin the World
Folly & Muse
Title: Spin the World
Artist: Bruno Helgen
Size: 20 x 20 cm
Medium: Teak Wood and Lacquer
Teakwood and white lacquer make this beautiful turning globe a real stunning sculpture. Made from a whole piece of wood the way the sculpture is shaped is defined by how the tree grew. Sitting on a turning base the sculpture can spin silently around, so that all angles can be admired at any time.
Bruno Helgen studied at the National School of Fine Arts of Epinal. Until 1986, he worked as a photographer for the collective Press Agency. He worked in film production before starting his career in the design industry in 1995.
Helgen Globes are fashioned out of ancient recycled teak and tamarind heartwood as well as state of the art resins. For his black globes, the artist uses volcanic sand from the black beaches of Northern Bali.