The Trance Copper Sphere is 1000 grams of 99.9% pure elemental copper. We raised over $502K on Kickstarter and brought the Solid Kilogram Copper Sphere to life with your help!
"Once again Rudy has designed a simply elegant piece of artwork that also feeds the spirit, mind, and body." -- Anna K.
"What a beautiful addition to my Forge Solid Cubes. Can't wait to see the next thing you come up with."-- Susan P.
"Now I'll have a cool sphere next to my Esington glass!"-- Jason A.
Why do I need a trance sphere?
A gold pen, a solid watch, Italian leather shoes. You surround yourself with things that make your environment more beautiful, more connected, more you. The trance sphere is a striking, solid piece of brilliant copper - handcrafted precision.
Take a look at your desk. What's on it? What does it say about you?
What’s so special about copper?
It’sOligodynamic, which means it naturally kills germs on contact.
We each have about 2mg of copper in our body, without which we could not survive.
It’s dense - between lead and steel in density
Along with gold, the only non-greyish pure metal
Takes on its own unique hue over time and can be “reset” to brilliancy with baking soda and water (or salt and vinegar).
Copper compounds have been used in medicine to treat many ailments, including arthritis
About the Oligodynamic Effect
Pure copper prevents growth and even kills bacteria, molds, spores, fungi, viruses and other organisms. The exact cause is unknown, but it's likely that the ions denature the protein of the cells by binding to reactive groups (precipitating and inactivating them). Copper has the strongest known effect of pure metals.
One study showed that a copper vessel filled with E. Coli and Salmonella killed the bacteria in less than half the time vs. silver and brass. Many hospitals are now using pure copper on everything from hospital beds to doorknobs in order to fight "superbugs".
How is it made?
We used a precision machining process to get a perfect finish. A large cylinder of copper is put onto a metal lathe and carefully worked using a CNC. This results in the most perfect finish you can imagine. Here is a video of the process:
Each sphere is highly polished by hand to reach our trademark finish.
A piece of art! Just looking at it can be a good little brainstorming boost.
It is a stunning addition to any desk display and a perfect stress reliever or totem to keep at your desk.
Why Copper Sphere?
Many years ago, my father melted down a ½ pound spool of leftover copper wire. For no particular reason other than it seemed like a really cool thing to do. I remember thinking about how attractive the resulting ball of copper was. I was drawn to it. It was particularly satisfying to roll it around on my hands. Maybe I had a copper deficiency and my body was trying to absorb it? I don’t know, but it seemed like everyone enjoyed holding it. At the time, I knew nothing about the oligodynamic effect (germ-killing) or the health benefits of copper. I just knew I loved that blob of solid copper.
A few months ago, my mother passed away. I remembered that chunk of copper when reminiscing over our happy days together. I really wanted to buy a large piece of copper just to have for myself. I couldn’t find a large, solid piece of copper anywhere, so I had one made.
When the prototype was shipped to my house, my 3-year-old son was immediately drawn to it. He really didn’t want to stop handling it. Now it’s on my desk at work along with my Esington Glass and Forge Solid cube. It gets the most attention of the three by far.
What is it about copper? Maybe it’s a distinct color? Maybe we have some other connection to it? I’m not sure, I just know it’s the thing people want to hold and talk about the most.