18"X 27"X 27"
brushed aluminum, swivels or ball chain
(edition of 25)
$150 in standard brushed finish
$165 in color
is similar in style to Zephyr, but constructed of aluminum
rather than wood. In designing Cascade I put a particular
emphasis on making the pieces nearly touch adjacent pieces
as they rotate.
View 1 (with swivel connectors)
View 2 (with ball chain connectors)
This mobile is available with two types of
connectors--swivels or ball chain (rather than nylon cord, which I use on my wooden mobiles).
Both types of connectors allow the pieces to rotate continually in one direction
without needing to unwind (as with nylon cord). The
swivels look kind of like a bead between each piece. The
ball chain connectors are more minimal. I recommend the
swivels unless you really like the ball chain, because the
ball chain requires careful handling to avoid
Close-up view of swivel connectors
Cascade in color
I have begun making the Cascade design in
colors. The colors are subtle--more like a stain than a
paint. The swirls of the brushed aluminum are still
visible through the colors. I don't advise the color
version for direct sunlight; I am not sure how well the pigments
will hold up in that setting. You may request a particular
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