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.
Being a melting pot Lombardy became famous for its numerous Artisans and Craftsmen, who are still some of the most competitive producers in the world, creating excellence rather than mass producing. When deciding how to make Square Wave we knew the only way to maintain a high standard of quality and integrity would be to produce it where so much beauty, so much history and so much love for details can be found all around. Every Square Wave is unique in that it is assembled by hand with care and precision in order to create the sculpture’s stunning movements and visual effects.
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.
Square Wave is the brainchild of Ivan Black, a British sculptor, engineering enthusiast and artist whose work has been celebrated and displayed at some of the most significant institutions in the world such as the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Cass Foundation and Palmyra Sculpture Center. Ivan’s work is often deceivingly simple but moves in beautifully complex ways, evoking principles of physics and mathematics. Square Wave was born out of this drive to create educational, moving art, originating from a much larger sculpture whose construction process was extremely difficult to replicate, one of many reasons why we turned to hand made production in Italy.
Different Ways To Use Your Square Wave
Spin it with a flick of your wrist, and watch the magic happen
Spin it with both hands, by holding it by its edges
Create mind-blowing shapes and mesmerizing geometric patterns
Hang it from the ceiling, using the standard kit provided with each square wave
You can add the optional Magnetic Stand to enhance your experience
Square Wave can be displayed indoors and outdoors
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. This very Square Wave is now part of prestigious modern art Museums such as the MoMA in NY and Tokyo, as well as the MOCA Museum in Los Angeles
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.