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
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 reliever precisely because of its mesmerizing waves and soft turning motions, like a bird in flight, or a tree blowing in the wind.
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.
A BEAUTIFUL GARDEN SCULPTURE
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, display it on the optional Magnetic Stand as a garden sculpture 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 art piece, 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. It is also a wind spinner! Once you hang it, just add a small weight at the bottom and with the right wind, you can watch it move and turn.
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 basic 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.
Lego! Ivan Black's beginnings as an artist
"...Whenever my mom asked me for Christmas or birthday, you know, "What do you want?" It was always Lego. That was just the standard response. I could never have too much. I just wanted more and more tools to work with, I suppose. More elements to add to my creations..." - Ivan Black