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Vortecon: kinetic desk toy creates a mesmerizing optical illusion
A calming, fidgeting desk companion
Kristoph Krisjans
By Kristoph Krisjans
Mar 04, 2018

Precisely engineered cylinder, an odd fidgeting toy, a playable kinetic art piece - Vortecon is all those things combined into one strangely addictive object. 

When revolving it brings almost magical effect that looks like continuously flowing helix would merge into a surface of the tabletop. A piece of kinetic art that invites you to transform it from precisely engineered still shape into hypnotic optical illusion. It is manufactured out of solid stainless steel, copper or brass. Vortecon has a helix-shaped groove milled alongsidethe edge that continues as a symmetrical spiral on the top plane. 

Designed to be the ultimate work desk companion Vortecon spins on any tabletop or flat surface. The solid body and smooth finish make it very pleasant for a touch. It makes a unique tool for creators, makers, thinkers, and anyone who wants to release their inner creativity and imagination. Keep focus, relieve stress or simply relax during working hours or brainstorming sessions.

The simple spin will turn Vortecon into a dynamic sculpture that changes its patterns along with direction and speed of rotation. 


Every Vortecon is minutely machined on aerospace-grade lathes to achieve the outstanding precision and quality. It has a rotating base that is equipped with high-quality stainless steel bearing that guarantees smooth and silent spin as well as long-lasting. 

Attention to the smallest detail and individual quality check is what distinguishes Vortecon from other desk toys out there and makes a truly unique piece to own.


Vortecon is now available for pre-orders on Kickstarter and the price for one unit starts from $29.

PS: Kristoph Krisjans is writer of this article and the founder of Vortecon.

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