Invented in 1979 by 2 Londoners Johnny Hawkes and Dave Constable. The inspiration for this new shape was found in a small helical crack which developed in the cast of a resin ball. From this, the concept evolved into a two-part form that seamlessly entwines to create a perfect sphere. Having conceived The Sphelix, it was then realised in concrete form. An Archimedes screw was used as a guide to the complex internal geometry. “we hand fashioned a clay ball and with a home made gig and cutting head sliced and shaped the first sphelix. It was a eureka moment.” The result is an entity that combines internal and metamorphic elegance with organic structural unity: a concrete representation of harmony and integrity in four dimensions. Since 1988 johnny has been working on it developing the 3 areas of art, products and branding.
In a nutshell, the mother of all forms.