We have been in love with the concept of kinetic sand sculptures ever since we saw
them for the first time, but everything available in the market is either too bulky, too
expensive or both. So after dozens of prototypes we designed SANDSARA. It has
been obsessively engineered down to the smallest detail to reach our goal of making
an affordable sculpture without sacrificing on quality.
There is something about SANDSARA that connects to a very primal and deep part
of our brains. Maybe it's the perpetually changing patterns drawn in a bed of very
fine sand, maybe it's the surprising motion of the sphere that appears to move by
magic, or maybe is knowing that every time you look at it, the pattern will be unique
and soon will be gone forever. Whatever that something might be, when you walk
past it, it is impossible to ignore.
The name SANDSARA is a reference to Samsara, a concept essential to many
Eastern religions like Hinduism and Buddhism. It is meant to represent the infinite
cycle in which everything is born, lives, dies, and is reborn. It implies all of our
actions are connected with the universe. All the things that have happened before
have brought us to the place we are standing right now.
SANDSARA is not just a captivating piece of art. After spending some time appreciating it, it seems like something greater. Like a new kind of life form creating, unique and surprising patterns, always evolving.
Infinite artworks in one single object
Creating new paths for SANDSARA is incredibly simple. Not only will you be able to choose from over 100 patterns from our growing library, but building your own patterns is very easy, as it understands X and Y coordinates.
Our iOS and Android app also allows you to download new patterns or translate
existing polar or .svg ones, which means you will be able to load pretty much any
path you want. The possibilities really are endless.