This floating globe sparks, or perhaps reignites, a sense of wonder about Earth's suspension in space. The continuous rotation, free of mounts or human hands, makes room for a more nuanced understanding and deeper appreciation of our planet.
Function plays a large role in defining good design. When designers look at an object, they don't just consider its aesthetic appearance—they should also challenge it to be more versatile, to respond to the user's need, or to achieve its purpose more elegantly. Good design has the capacity to solve problems that sometimes we didn't even know we had. This is one of the ways design touches and enriches our everyday life.
The world keeps spinning with this mesmerizing acrylic cube, which houses a globe that rotates continuously on its own. A complex mixture of fluids keeps the globe symmetrical to all sides of the cube, allowing it to float perfectly in the center. It's powered by an intricately designed, highly efficient drive mechanism that's charged by solar cells and magnetism.