“We’ve often looked at Five Tyres Remoulded by Hamilton and always liked it. We have a lot of respect for his approach and admire his works of social observation like the Kent State series, or his three diptychs about the conflict in Northern Ireland: The citizen, The subject, The state. What was also so interesting about him, something we relate to very strongly, is that he didn’t really acknowledge boundaries between design, art and architecture. To him aesthetic disciplines were a unity. He also loved new technology, he loved the physical beauty of it, just using it, and the promise it holds.
With our work Infinite Loop we were formally inspired by Five Tyres Remoulded and simultaneously highlighting an awareness, a thread of affinity connecting the sleek design ethos of Apple’s products and Norman Foster’s new Apple Park, with Hamilton’s critical socio-aesthetic vision of design and technology – as also evidenced in his seminal definition of Pop (art) in January 1957 – which could almost equally apply to today’s world of high-tech consumables…”