A unique and timeless gift; Mova Globes represent the highest level of expertise in technology and science to simulate perpetual motion with ambient light and the earth’s magnetic field. With each one built to last, the level of detail, precision and craftsmanship in every aspect of development is second to none. The globe floats at a point of perfect balance between buoyant forces and gravitational forces; slowly rotating as it feels the force of the earth's magnetic field and the energy carried by light. Its perpetual, quiet motion brings a tranquil point of focus to any room.
The brilliance of the night sky right in your living room. Each of the 88 constellations recognised by the International Astronomical Union is depicted using a series of star shapes, dots, and lines to give the impression of varied distances and sizes. Stars are shown in a metallic silver tone atop a deep black backdrop, allowing every shape to pop. Upgrade to the larger 8.5" globe for an enhanced version with additional detail, including outlines of each constellation along with historical information on the legends for which they are named.
All Mova Globes come with a clear three pronged acrylic stand.
How They’re Made: Assembled by hand using the most premium materials, including finely polished polymer resin hemisphere shells and a careful mixture of non-toxic fluids to allow the globes to rotate freely.
Inner Workings: A sophisticated motion mechanism, powered by ambient light, rests discreetly inside each globe. Consisting of solar cells, magnetic elements and other proprietary components, the mechanism drives the continuous rotation without any batteries or power cords.
Graphics: The graphics are carefully designed for spherical objects, maintaining aspect ratios and composition while also taking into account how movement will ultimately enhance the designs.
Printing: Patented printing technique allows the graphics to be transparent enough to let light permeate the globe but also opaque enough to conceal the inner workings. Precise colour combinations and specialty inks are used to ensure an impeccable finished print.
Assembly: Each Mova Globe is meticulously assembled by hand to ensure that a high-quality, well-engineered masterpiece reaches the hands of customers. After printing and forming the shells, the motion mechanism is placed inside and the two hemispheres are joined together and checked for accuracy and alignment. Once the outer shell, or cube, is assembled around the inner globe, our patented liquid fills the space to allow for frictionless movement. The finished product is then polished to perfection and packaged.