Giving Found Objects New Life
John Wind, son of the sculptor Dina Wind, was surrounded by a marvelous world of art and culture growing up and he naturally gravitated to an artistic career. Wind studied at the University of Pennsylvania, then at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. After a successful career working under Maximal Art with Hilary Jay, he launched the John Wind Signature Collection in 2004. The collection incorporates the same distinctive sense of whimsy, but with a fresh, modern look. Today, John Wind continues to create imaginative designs.
The ‘Portobello Road’ charm necklace perfectly evokes the feel of the collection and is exemplary of the fabulous found-object pieces that have become a signature of his style. Inspired by the Portobello Road and Brick Lane markets that John wandered in search of the perfect quirky and unique vintage pieces, this necklace incorporates found Portobello Road charms on a chunky modern chain.