Faber Optimé - Quadrum
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Friday, March 7, 2008
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About This Item
About Hoberman Twiddlestix
Twiddlestix™ are kinetic keychains that change shape continuously as
you turn a small knob on the side.
It's a keychain-size Hoberman invention, using Chuck Hoberman's
patented unfolding technology!
About Chuck Hoberman
Chuck Hoberman is the inventor of “Unfolding Structures” – objects
that transform their size and shape. His unique folding methods have
been developed for uses ranging from miniature surgical tools to
retractable stadium roofs.
His work has been exhibited all over the world: The Museum of Modern
Art in New York, The Museo Interactive Mirador in Santiago (Chile), on
board Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ The Explorer of the Seas (currently
one of the world’s largest cruise ships), and at the futuristic Mycal
Otaru Bay center in northern Japan. Recent projects include a
retractable dome for the World’s Fair EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Germany, a
40 foot high expanding helicoid at Discovery World, Pier Wisconsin in
Milwaukee, and the Hoberman Arch, a 70 foot diameter unfurling “curtain”
for the Olympic Medals Plaza for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt
Lake City. The Olympic Arch is Hoberman’s highest-profile project to
Hoberman’s other recent and ongoing projects include the design and
production of toys – including the award-winning Hoberman Sphere® and
Gro-bots construction sets – and tents, emergency shelters, folding
houses, and portable theatres, all of which unfold and expand according
to his patented technology.
With a Bachelor’s degree in sculpture from Cooper Union and a
Master’s degree in Engineering from Columbia University, Hoberman’s
background has helped him combine artistic and scientific considerations
into his work in a most unique way. A Hoberman object is at once both a
structure and a mechanism; both a beautiful sculpture and a
demonstration of complex geometric principles.
Hoberman won the Chrysler Award for Innovation and Design in 1997,
and last year was a Product Design Finalist for the Smithsonian National
For more information about Chuck Hoberman and/or his fantastic
creations, please see www.hoberman.com.
Travel Bugs need maintenance from time to time (as do we all?!). If this one looks in need (or if you would like to know how to make your own
capsule), please take a look at the Faber Optimé Travel Bug Maintenance Manual.
A PDF file of the custom stash note for this travel bug can be obtained here.
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