Mobile Pack: Balance, Motion, and Play
There is something very fluid about playing with Clixo. We like to say that it parallels the imagination of a child, always transforming and jumping, and making seemingly unthinkable connections.
It’s a bit hard to explain, but if you have held some Clixo, you probably already know what I’m talking about. It flows from one idea to the next, you are holding 4 pieces that transform into a ball, then you realize that they look a bit like the head of an elephant. You add the ears and then discover that if you add a tail it becomes a mouse. All of a sudden, and without knowing how, you are submerged inside a Clixo submarine in a search expedition to find the lost magnetopus monster.
Expanding the fluid nature of Clixo
If you are reading this blog, chances are that you already know Clixo, maybe even have some yourself. We believe Clixo belongs out of a box and in your everyday life. With that in mind, we came up with this pack as an expansion to your sets, as a way to show off your builds, or as a pathway to slowing down, and finding balance.
Once up, let it add a spark of creativity to any room and serve as a beautiful reminder to bring you back to playfulness. Watch it move throughout the day, by air currents, a person walking by, or perhaps a gentle touch.
A spark of creativity and a beautiful reminder for play
A big inspiration for this pack comes from the artist Alexander Calder, who created stunning balancing mobiles and sculptures. But the inspiration runs deeper, play for Calder went beyond his the kinetic nature of his work, you can really see it as a theme in many of his works, perhaps the best example is rendition and live performances of “Cirque Calder”.
Image Credit: Koch, Eric / Anefo 1969
Balance the the mobile, take it apart. Observe, take your time, and turn your Clixo creations into kinetic works of art. We recommended this pack for kids (and kids at heart) ages 8 and up.
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