HANDMADE ELEVATED ART
Square Wave is made up of 24 carefully intertwined metal rods which curve and warp at their own whim. One simple twist of a hand can bring the structure to life. The repetition of these rods is precisely calibrated to create complex fluid motion, nature does the exact same in the bone structures of every living thing. Each and every Square Wave is crafted and assembled by hand, each metal rod connected to the next by hand. The attention to detail and craftsmanship in each Square Wave elevates it to a work of art.
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
Relax and meditate
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
An eureka moment
"...I had a eureka moment, where I suddenly thought: "Okay I almost quite broke it down in my mind. What is it that I'm trying to achieve?" Which is to get rid of this limiting factor. "And what's the cause of the limiting factor?" It's the fact that each part is counterweighting the other parts. "So what's the solution?" And then it just came to me that the solution is to hang each part from its own center of gravity..." - Ivan Black
BUILT TO SURVIVE THE ELEMENTS
Everything matters, including the packaging! Square Wave is made of steel and is treated for both indoor and outdoor environments. You can hang it from the old oak tree in the garden or use it as a wind chime by the porch, 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 revolving sculpture. You can also hang it above your child’s crib to use as a mobile, its tranquil ballet of soft feather-like motions could put even the most energetic of babies to sleep. Either way, Square Wave is a rare example of true uniqueness and the perfect gift for person that already has everything.
HANDCRAFTED, ONE OF A KIND
Behind Square Wave
Square Wave was originally a meticulously designed (much larger) art installation, which served to demonstrate the beauty and physical manifestation of the Fibonacci Sequence. In order to sell such a complex piece to the public tiny handmade tweaks and adjustments were made in order to find the smoothest balance between the weight and length of each section of the structure. Converting the Square Wave’s artisanal crafting method into a replicable process is what led us to where we are now. In order to do so we relied on world class artisans, with decades of experience. Square Wave is assembled by hand, making each piece unlike any other, as you would find it in nature.
Ivan Black recalls his first exhibit
"...And we had the exhibition in my dad's gallery. We called it Three Colors Black. I showed the collection of work that I'd make in my own time over a 10 years period. My dad had a collection of carpets and my brother his paintings. It was a great event! Really fun. Most stuff sold pretty well. I sold most of the art. I just thought: "Well, it's now or never, really."... - Ivan Black
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.