SQUARE WAVE AS AN ART PIECE
Square Wave was originally created as an artistic sculpture long before it was considered to be a relaxing, mind focusing dynamic kinetic spinner. When not in use, it adds an element of elegance to any style interior whether it be modern, classic or vintage. Square Wave is the perfect accent for every room in your home or office. Its beauty is timeless and it never seems out of place. You can hang it from the ceiling as kinetic sculpture or play with it whenever you feel like it. Square Wave is a truly rare and unique example of originality combined with stunning design.
STRESS RELIEVING KINETIC ART
THE ORIGINS OF SQUARE WAVE
Discovering the kinetic world
The word Kinetic finds its origins in the ancient Greek word “kinesis” meaning motion or the act of motion. The definition of kinetic is deceptively simple, because of the history and domain which it has occupied ever since humanity began theorizing about it. Kinetic curiosity became a popular topic thanks to people like the German theorist, philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz and his interest in the likes of Christiaan Huygens and Christopher Wren's theories. Leibniz would venture on to publish his formulae on kinetic energy distribution, for which he was initially ignored and ridiculed by his peers.
AN ORIGINAL IDEA BASED ON MATH
What is Square Wave?
Square wave is an original kinetic art piece created by Ivan Black and inspired by Fibonacci's mathematical sequence, the basic structure that is at the origin 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 24 connected metal rods which curve and mutate unexpectedly with the introduction of energy.
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.
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.
BEHIND THE PROJECT
Square Wave's Team
Each and every Square Wave is handmade in Italy.This original piece of art is designed in England by the award winning artist Ivan Black, and adapted by an American company together with a team of engineers and designers from Italy. The project is managed by an international team that includes men and women from the USA, Italy,Hungary and Israel. Packaging is also made and designed in Italy. Our E-Commerce platform is based in the USA and all our components, for example: metal, paint and paper are Italian and of the highest quality. Square Wave is now also part of world famous museums such as the prestigious MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in NY or the MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Los Angeles.