unique and original
What is Square Wave
Square wave is a unique piece of kinetic design 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.
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.
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. Designed in the UK and handmade one by one, 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.
Ivan Black's first large kinetic sculpture
"...somebody saw the sculpture (at the Peggy Guggenheim museum in Venice) and asked if I could make one that was 7.5 meters tall for his stairwell in his house. I said, "I don't see why not, but I've never attempted anything like that, so, you know, I'm not gonna say definitively that I can do it, but I'd love to try." He was willing to take the punt, and I made this sculpture, and- and it was just (laughs), it was just... installed it and set it going, and it was just amazing. It was, was a triumph. It was probably and still remains one of the best things I've ever made and he loved it. He was a really serious collector, and his house is full of amazing works from old masters to Picasso ..." - Ivan Black's interview with Richard Holdman
THE MANY WAYS SQUARE WAVE WORKS
Balance your mind
Square Wave is truly beautiful, elegant and original work of art, but Square Wave is also a lot more than a static object to admire. Transform your energy into motion in seconds with simple, subtle movements, and create endless shapes. “…this could help with symptoms of ADHD, spectrum disorders and so on. The frontal lobes of the brain are often under active in many of these conditions. The fluidity and rhythmic nature of the pieces increases the activity of the brain producing more dopamine and serotonin” - Certified Psychiatrist, Texas
WHERE CAN YOU USE SQUARE WAVE?
Perfect indoor and outdoor
Square Wave is made of steel and treated to be used in both indoor or outdoor environments. Yes, You can hang it in your garden or 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 a perfect gift for people that have everything.
AWARD WINNING ARTIST
About Ivan Black
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 channeled 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.
Ivan Black's love for kinetic art
"...I just don't really like to put limitations on what I'm doing, and I think that the fascination, is why kinetic art, you know, what is it about kinetic art, and I ask myself that question. I've always enjoyed making things in lots of ways and I think there's lots of directions I could have possibly ended up going in. I like making figurative art, and I like wood carving, and I like working with clay, but there's something unique about kinetic art which is- that it's a sort of multi-discipline, I think it's like a multi-discipline area to explore. Because it has elements of invention and craft and art and design and all- all kind of mixed together in one medium, if you like..." - Ivan Black's interview with Richard Holdman
MORE DETAILS ABOUT SQUARE WAVE
Square Wave Specs
Each Square Wave comes in an elegant box, ideal for a perfect gift. It also comes with a hanging kit (we now also offer a dedicated magnetic stand sold separately). Each and every Square Wave is handmade in Italy, near Lake Como, by expert artisans, using exclusively high quality certified materials 100% sourced in Europe.
Square Wave dimensions are: 9.8 Inches / 25cm x 9,8 Inches / 25cm and it weights 0.24 Pounds / 110 g. the main component is: S234JR pre-galvanized steel, the highest quality chrome plated steel or the best plating available for the model. Square Wave is made to last outdoors as well and each order is tracked and insured. You will receive an email with your tracking number as soon as your parcel leaves our warehouse.