Himmeli - an unknown ancestral technic
The movement of a himmeli is perpetual.
The structure is so light that even the minimum current of air is turning the himmeli either to the right either to the left. The string holding the himmeli is turning until the ‘saturation’ of rotations and the himmeli starts to turn to the other direction.
An so it goes on.
The most of the time Himmeli uses natural materials. Here a straw of rye and tillandsia: an aerial plant,
Himmelis are buit on rye straw, spelt or in sea or river reed. This ethnic one is made out of spelt.
Size 40cm x 40cm x 70 cm.
Two options for night lights:
a hanging one and a table version.
Himmeli with plant aerials and crystals
All the creations of the Himmeli are calculated with the golden ratio.
Each of them.
thes are the max sized himmelis.
much biggers are almost impossible as the tube has to be both: very light and hollow.
size 37cm x 37cm x 37cm
Himmeli was décoration the studio of France5 for the program Les maternelless.
These structures were alive 45 minutes. Stable himmelis are never huge.