Square Wave is a unique piece of kinetic art inspired by the Fibonacci sequence, the basic structure that is the makeup of every living thing. Just spin it to get surprised by a series of mind-bending optical illusions, and unexpected hypnotizing revolutions.
Designed in the UK and made in Italy, Square Wave combines iconic natural forms with mathematical formulae. Each bend and curl of the material is precisely calibrated to create a seamlessly integrated mechanism.
Square Wave is made up of 21 connected metal rods which curve and mutate unexpectedly with the introduction of energy. The repetition of identical elements is precisely calibrated to create complex fluid structures. Each and every Square Wave is crafted and assembled by hand in Italy, each metal rod connected to the next by hand. A true work of craftsmanship that patiently creates a work of art.
Ivan Black - The Artist
In a modern age of information overload, radiating stress and a never before experienced intensity, peaceful, harmonious and calming statues such as Square Wave help us to reflect, think and process what surrounds us. Studies have even shown that the work of artists such as Ivan Black help to engage individuals with science and nature through a visual and physical medium, putting kinetics on the cutting edge of helping to offer passive opportunities for individuals to educate themselves.
How was Square Wave born?
Square Wave is the results extensive prototyping and iterations. Tiny handmade tweaks and adjustments were made in order to find the smoothest balance between weight and length of each metal rod.
The second step was converting this artisanal method into a replicable process. In order to do so we have relied on a first-class Italian artisans, with decades of experience. Square Wave is entirely manufactured and assembled in Italy, each one by hand.
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Received it, and it is really cool. It moves the way it looked in the videos, and my students will really enjoy it. Not all kickstarter programs work out, but I'm really happy I backed this one. Thanks for a very cool and unique piece.
I just received my Square Wave sculpture and immediately took it out of the box and started to play with it. It's a real visual treat! The mesmerizing patterns happen just like the videos online.
I'm writing just to let you know that I just bought the new Square Wave version.
I enjoyed very much the one that I pledged for on Kickstarter, so here I am again
I've been mesmerising myself and my kids I received my square wave & hangar pack in Dubai today. Very impressed with the quality and the presentation/storage box is lovely.
I looked about 9 years old while playing with it, eyes like saucers. I found a way to display it on my desk, it goes well with my other Geek Chic (TM) collection! (Just kidding about the TM, but that is my own phrase). Well done!
Hi! When I saw this new color I couldn't resist! My little daughter loved it, I had to hang it in her room, now I think I'll have to buy a new one for me :)
Got mine and love it!
Hello! I just wanted to say that I received my square wave today and I loved it. I'm really happy with it.
Thank you! It is indeed mesmerizing. My friends were also truly impressed. Thank you.