The Kinetic Sculpture That Draws Infinite Patterns On Sand.
For millennia, Eastern philosophies have known of the benefits and importance of the simple act of doing nothing, even if it's just for a few minutes at a time. 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.
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. The iOS and Android apps allow you to download new patterns or translate existing ones, meaning the possibilities really are endless. Experiment with motion. Create new trajectories. Enjoy all the designs you can imagine.
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. Every part of SANDSARA is exceptional, making it an outstanding product. We designed a beautiful frame that outlines the sand patterns and gives a fine touch without stealing your attention. The 45° chamfer in the edges is a subtle detail that merges the wooden fame with the sand bed into one.
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.
Every action we take will affect everything else in the future in a never-ending cycle.
Seeing the sequence of new patterns forming while erasing the previous ones, made us think of this beautiful concept that fits perfectly with our purpose of creating an experience that lets you take a break, reflect and restart.