The Offbeat Beauty of Electro-Mechanical Art

When we think of the uses for items such as the torsion springs which we supply here at European Springs, we tend to put them into an engineering or manufacturing context – after all, they're a primarily functional item, right?


However, this might not necessarily be true, as the strange case of 'electro-mechanical' art and its primary proponent Szymon Klimek has so skilfully demonstrated. Klimek's work as an artist sees him creating miniature sculptures from mechanical components such as cogs and springs – many of which, such as his solar-powered 'SPONGE', also incorporate movement – and then installs them into wine glasses.