In today’s modern world, nothing seems to remain still; people are constantly moving, technology is advancing by the minute, and industries are frequently changing directions. The décor and design industries are no strangers to this fast-paced environment. New trends are emerging and new ideas are arising. One of these trends is the shift towards kinetic décor – décor that moves or appears to move through optical illusions.
Whether it’s an item in a store window display or a sculpture in the middle of a park, a moving object will capture the eye more often than a stationary object. Here at MOVA, we’re leading this MOVE-ment in décor with our self-rotating MOVA Creations. Today we’ll take a look at a few kinetic décor trends, including our products, and how each can add a spark to your own home or office.
Decorating the walls of your home with picture frames and art is an easy way to add personality to a room without reducing space or creating clutter. While the only motion on your wall right now may be from the hands of a wall clock, you should consider adding moving wall art. This growing trend typically features landscapes that appear to be moving as if in real life. Nature Sprit Pictures, Inc., based in Florida, creates beautiful pictures that give the illusion of moving water, essentially bringing nature right to your room. With the stresses of everyday life, moving pictures and art can be an eye-catching yet simple source of calmness and serenity.
Moving Sculptures and Objects
Transitioning from walls to your desk, kinetic objects in your office or sculptures in your yard can provide a touch of uniqueness. From small, moving gadgets like this kinetic unicyclist to large, moving wind sculptures, these objects are certain to draw attention and incite questions. Many kinetic décor objects you’ll find are well-crafted and show high levels of ingenuity. Even as office and residential design become increasingly modernized, kinetic objects will add another dimension to your space, whether it’s your desk, at your local park, or in your backyard.
Illusion and Reality – MOVA Creations
We’ve talked about illusion pictures and complex moving objects. Is there anything out there that encompasses qualities of both? There is and they’re called MOVA Creations. Using our core MOVA Globes as an example, clever design and advanced technology combine to make an object that both appears to be rotating on its own and not following the rules of physics. Typically, a person who passes by our globes will stare, wondering how the movement is created. Then, after holding a globe, he or she will realize that there is indeed a rotating globe but the intertwining of the clear inner and outer shells serve as an illusion to the naked eye. MOVA Globes, along with our other creations, will spark conversation among guests at your home or clients in your office.
For the solar system junkies, pair one of your MOVA Planets with this neat kinetic solar system on your desk to really mesmerize your clients!
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