The RIZE is a handmade work of art that we created to showcase the amazing physical properties of ferrofluid, a strange black magnetic liquid originally created by NASA as a prototype rocket fuel. It was unique in that it could be pulled into the engines using magnets in zero gravity.
It has only recently been available for use outside of industrial applications and I sought to utilize these unique properties and bring them to life visually in the RIZE.
Place the RIZE on its detachable magnetic base and watch the ferrofluid spike, spin and rise in a beautiful symphony of art and science. Its movements are mesmerizing and it will be the center of attention wherever it's displayed.
The top cap and body are constructed of T8 anodized aluminum for a beautiful finish.
The glass tube is custom made from a highly polished laboratory grade glass with thick walls that is not easily broken.
The machined stainless steel magnetic base is a work of art in itself and serves multiple purposes.
We only use high quality ferrofluid manufactured by Ferrotec.
The centerpiece of the display is a large machined black oxide coated screw which will never rust or react with the ferrofluid.
We have worked extensively in R&D to develop a custom suspension liquid that ensures the ferrofluid won't break down or stain the glass.
We are now able to color the ferrofluid in vivid metallic colors.