Todd Merrill Studio is pleased to present the work of designer Gary Magakis. Magakis has built a cult-like following among top designers and collectors for his dynamic works that are composed of seemingly simple geometric shapes.
When creating his bronze and steel sculptures and furniture, Magakis looks to ancient metal arts, modern architecture and sculpture, and the American Studio Craft Movement for inspiration. However, it is the handmade sculpted metal furniture of Paul Evans that has left the most significant impression on Magakis. Evans’ unprecedented use of sculpted metal forms and patinated surfaces is reflected in Magakis’ Sculpted Metal series. Magakis’ distinct approach to design produces bold and dense geometric forms that exude a Modernist elegance and buoyancy.
Magakis received a degree in sculpture from Penn State and studied welding under the instruction of sculptor Klaus Ihlenfeld, Harry Bertoia’s former assistant.
Custom designs may be commissioned.