STRESS RELIEVING KINETIC ART
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. 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.
SQUARE WAVE AS AN ART PIECE
Perfectly simple and elegant
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 and 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 your feel like it. Square Wave is a truly rare and unique example of originality combined with stunning design.
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 makes the perfect original gift. Each art piece is handmade by expert artisans, including packaging. That makes each one of them unique. It also has balancing and relaxing benefits: “…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
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.
Kinesis to Kinetic
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 the history and domain which it has occupied ever since humanity began theorizing about it, is a vast immensity of space. The renowned German theorist, philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz became interested in theories of motion when he arched his interests towards explaining Christiaan Huygens and Christopher Wren’s findings on elastic collisions, starting his long search for the truth seas apart from his final discoveries...
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.
Ivan Black: discovering your talent
"...I joined a pottery class and, it was just immediately obvious that I had some skill in making things, which is quite a different skill from drawing. As soon as I got my hands on some clay, it just seemed easy and I could see everyone else was really struggling, and to me, it was just flowing. It was like I hadn't had to learn it. I felt like I knew how to manipulate the material..." - Ivan Black