Marco Mahler

Richmond, VA, United States

“I’m a kinetic sculptor specializing in mobiles. I make handmade mobiles, large custom-made mobiles, 3D printed mobiles and kinetic sculptures.

My work has been featured at New York Fashion Week in Bryant Park, the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, and at commercial spaces, galleries, art shops, and private residences. I’ve contributed articles about mobiles to several publications such as Houzz and Make Magazine. The 3D printed mobiles have been featured in Gestalten’s “Printing Things – Visions and Essentials for 3D Printing” and at the 2015 3D Print Shows in California, Paris and Dubai. A series of three large custom mobiles I designed and made won 3rd Prize at the 2015 International Kinetic Art Competition, organized by KAO, the largest kinetic art and sculpture organization in the world, as part of the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium in Boynton Beach, Florida. I am honored and excited to have been asked to make a custom mobile for Robert A. M. Stern Architects’ room at the 2017 Kips Bay Designer Show House. I custom designed and made a large mobile for the movie The Upside (to be released in 2018), in which it will be featured as part of the storyline.

I was born in Chicago and grew up in Switzerland. After New York City and Portland, Oregon, I now live in Richmond, Virginia with my wife and our two boys, where I work out of a workshop in the arts district.”

Large Custom Mobile Sculpture

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Marco Mahler, Sculptures
11490 Westheimer Rd, Houston, Office, Houston

Inspired by Alexander Calder‘s mobiles, the suspended kinetic sculpture measures 12 feet (3 1/2 meters) in height and 10 feet (3 meters) in diameter. Made of steel, rivets, primer and paint, the mobile weighs about 15 pounds (7 kilograms). Designed, made and installed in 2014.

Large Atrium Sculpture

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Marco Mahler, Sculptures
Spine Institute At Christ Hospital, Other, Cincinnati

A 33 feet (10 m) tall mobile, made and installed in 2015. The Alexander Calder inspired design was chosen from 22 different sculptors who were initially considered for the project. The largest shape is 5 2/3 ft long (1 3/4 m), the longest arm measures 17 3/4 ft (5 1/2 m) in length. Made of aluminum, the mobiles weighs only about 100 pounds (45kg).

Large Mobiles

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Marco Mahler, Sculptures
Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks, Lodging, Fairfax

Three large mobiles installed in the atrium of the Fair Oaks Marriott in Fairfax, Virginia. The mobiles won 3rd Prize in the 2015 International Kinetic Art Competition. Made of aluminum, each mobile weighs only 15 pounds / 7 kg, and each mobile measures 20 feet / 6 meters in diameter.

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