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*The Stand and Square Wave are sold separately*

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Square Wave is designed by award winning artist Ivan Black in collaboration with Kinetrika. It is delivered with an elegant black finished packaging, making it an original and unexpected gift, the perfect original present. 100% made in Italy, using only European high quality certified materials and supporting local manufacturers and suppliers, Square Wave stands out as a sustainable and ethically made creation that supports both the artist and local manufacturers, artisans and suppliers.

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Square Wave: original design by Ivan Black (UK).
Additional adaptation: Atellani Design Studio - Kinetrika
Production: 100% made in Italy, handmade by skilled artisans in the North of Italy, near Lake Como.

9.8 in x 9.8 in (25 cm X 25 cm).
Weight: approx. 0.24 Pounds / 110 g.
Material: S234JR highest quality steel with the best plating available to make it durable and look always amazing.
Origin: 100% sourced and handcrafted in Italy.
Treatment: Treated to resist humidity and the elements, making it perfect both for indoor and outdoor use.

: 18.5 in. (47 cm).
Diameter & height of the base: 1.96 in. (50mm).
Weight: 1.74 pounds / 790 g.
Materials: Made of FE360 Steel & FE360+Carbon Steel (EU) with a Neodymium magnet (EU).
Origin: 100% Made in Italy.
Treatment: Treated to resist humidity and the elements, making it perfect both for indoor and outdoor use.

All orders ship Monday through Friday from our USA warehouse or EU location, currently Milan, Italy, where all our products are made (100% made in Italy). Processing takes 1 to 3 working days.

STANDARD → 5 to 10 working days (depending on the location)
EXPRESS → 1 to 5 working days (depending on the location)*

* We now ship exclusively with Fedex to the USA (from Italy) to make sure our sculptures get to our customers as fast and reliably as possible. In the UK, for example, we use Yodel, in France Collissimo, etc.
We try to streamline shipments of Square Wave to the best of our ability by also using our stock, when possible, in our new USA fulfillment center.

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Coral Red

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Square Wave
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Forging Beauty

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.

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Magical Illusions

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. As a Psychiatrist explained us: "...The fluidity and rhythmic nature of Square Wave increases the activity of the brain producing more dopamine and serotonin”.

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Making Square Wave

We have become used to a world where things are created at absulderly low costs and are blindly sourced from producers who do not pay attention to the quality of life or the safety and workers. We decided to produce the sculpture in Italy, the home of quality production. Producing in Europe with high quality materials obviously comes at a much higher cost, but we take pride in the fact that we choose to pay the extra price required to assure the quality of our products, but more than anything, we understand the importance of paying our workers well and producing in a country with a high quality of life.

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Kinesis to Kinetic

These are some of Ivan Black's creations and the result of his passion for art, geometry and mathematics. 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.

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Different Ways To Use Your Square Wave

spin it with a flick

Spin it with a flick of your wrist, and watch the magic happen

spin it with both hands

Spin it with both hands, by holding it by its edges

create mind-blowing

Create mind-blowing shapes and mesmerizing geometric patterns

hang it from the ceiling

Hang it from the ceiling, using the standard kit provided with each square wave

add the optional magnetic stand

You can add the optional Magnetic Stand to enhance your experience

can be displayed indoors and outdoors

Square Wave can be displayed indoors and outdoors

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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.