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, each Square Wave is handmade and combines iconic natural forms with mathematical formulae. Each bend and curl of the material is precisely calibrated to create a seamlessly integrated mechanism. It is both a stunning sculpture and a soothing, relaxing fidget spinner, ideal to combat stress, or even boost your creativity.
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR EVERYONE
Square Wave is made up of 24 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, each metal rod connected to the next by hand. A true work of craftsmanship that patiently creates a work of art.
TIMELESS KINETIC ART
How was Square Wave born?
Square Wave is the result of extensive prototyping and iterations. Tiny handmade tweaks and adjustments were made in order to find the smoothest balance between the 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 relied on world class artisans, with decades of experience. Square Wave is assembled by hand, making each one unique. Each and every Square Wave is made in Italy, exclusively EU high quality certified materials and paints.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Ivan Black (b. 1972) London, is an award winning British sculptor. He began making sculptures at an early age, motion quickly becoming central to his work, adding another dimension of complexity and interest to his experiments.Ivan Black's work uses a series of unique mechanisms to create moving sculptures. Energy is channelled into Black’s works through anything from the interaction of the viewer to the natural power of blowing wind and the targeted use of principles of gravity. When the intended form of energy interacts with the sculpture, it plays out a chain reaction creating shifting patterns of motion from random to highly organised movements-
STRESS RELIEVING KINETIC ART
Relaxing & easy to use
Square Wave is a beautifully designed work of art, intended to be admired and add natural, simple beauty and elegance to your home or garden. It's inherently intuitive to use! Square Wave is also perfect when it comes to helping us relax, meditate and reflect on life, it is the ultimate stress remover precisely because of its mesmerizing waves and soft turning motions, like a bird in flight, or a tree blowing in the wind
Perfect indoor and outdoor
Square Wave is made of steel and is treated for both indoor and outdoor environments. Yes, You can hang it in your garden or on your patio, Square Wave is made to last. Dimensions are: 9,8 x 9,8 in (25 x 25 cm). You can admire it In a statuesque standing position, or hang it from the ceiling as a wonderful sculpture, or play with it, as it also becomes a relaxing kinetic toy. Either way, Square Wave is a rare example of originality and the perfect gift for people that already have everything.THE COLLECTION
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!
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 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.
Welsh sculptor Ivan Black
"Welsh sculptor Ivan Black uses a medium of metal which he cleverly integrates with geometry to create fluid and fairly complex sculptures. The repetition of identical shapes is a recurring theme in Black’s Work. Ivan builds fascinating mobiles that come alive with a simple movement of the wrist. His work has been exhibited in galleries and parks around the world, including the Peggy Guggenheim Museum and the Cass Foundation along side the likes of fellow kinetic artist Anthony Howe’s giant sculptures."