AltDynamic The Sphere

Finding cool items to fill your workspace can be problematic but if you’ve got a penchant for perfect design, The Sphere from AltDynamic will be a great addition to your line up of desk accessories and we’re big fans of its sleek, elegant form here at Coolector HQ. The Sphere is funding over on Kickstarter right now and it has already positively flown past its funding target which is a sure sign its doing something right and is being lapped up by the design community.

The Sphere from AltDynamic on Kickstarter is available for the great price of just $32 during the campaign and you can choose from an array of materials which includes copper, brass and stainless steel. There is something pleasingly minimalist about the aesthetics of this desk accessory or paperweight and these precision machined, solid spheres have been designed to match AltDynamic’s original solids of constant width, the Orbiform and PentaOrbiform – both of which were also successful Kickstarter campaigns.

Effortlessly Elegant Design

Unlike many of the other shapes that AltDynamic have crafted, the humble Sphere is already well known all around the world. We see them and use them every day and it is likely the shape we are most familiar with. It is also probably the first shape many of us held or played with as children. The Sphere from AltDynamic has taken Kickstarter by storm and it is their next step in showing the evolution and relationship to their brilliant Orbiform & PentaOrbiform creations.

A reimagining of the original, The Sphere from AltDynamic on Kickstarter ($32) has certainly caught our eye here at The Coolector and we’re planning to add one to our workspace. It comes in a precision machined metal medium for those who love and enjoy the combination of art and math and the ubiquity, relevance and usefulness of the sphere makes it one of the most integral shapes in our lives and the most important solid of constant width.

What makes this campaign so impressive is the fact that spheres are almost never CNC machined in the way AltDynamic are doing for this campaign and it is even more unusual because they are made this large from solid Copper, Brass and Stainless Steel bars. Spheres in industrial applications, such as ball bearings, are stamped and abrasively ground down to size and lapped for a smooth surface so to get one of this size on your workspace is most unusual and awesome in equal measure.

Unparalleled Quality

AltDynamic have really made a name for themselves based on the quality of their products and The Sphere is certainly no exception. These spheres are available in a number of different finishes which includes Machine Finish (which is straight off the lathe) which boasts a fine radial texture and Mirror Finish which is highly polished and is literally as reflective as a mirror.

The $32 price tag is a small one to pay for such a well made and attractive addition to your workspace. The Sphere from AltDynamic is elegant and stylish and the fact you can get it in a number of different colours and materials is the real icing on the cake in our opinion here at The Coolector. Head on over to Kickstarter now to bag yours for a bargain price.

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.