Anish Kapoor Designs a Ring for Bulgari

Anish Kapoor Designs a Ring for Bulgari

The artist Anish Kapoor has referred to the towering, gleaming steel sculptures he creates as "voids," and the same could describe his latest, much-smaller-scaled project — a ring for Bulgari on the occasion of its coveted B.zero1 collection's 10th anniversary. To riff on the iconic jewelry series, which is defined by cylindrical bands sandwiched between two logo-engraved rings, Kapoor has designed a small band of reflective steel set between two pink-gold rims. (As one of the world's wealthiest artists, it's no surprise that he knows his way around the finer things.)

In the London-based artist's massive public commissions, the space surrounding the artwork's physical structure is emphatically brought to the fore — not merely as negative space, but as sensory experience. Though the ring may not provide the same heady sensation, its shape will serve as the basis for an additional inspiring project: Kapoor, who is currently the subject of retrospective at the Guggenheim Bilbao, will create a sculpture related to the Bulgari collaboration that will be auctioned off this spring, with the proceeds benefiting Save the Childrens "Rewrite the Future" campaign.