The Oloid | Matter Collection - Wake Concept Store
The Oloid | Matter Collection - Wake Concept Store
The Oloid | Matter Collection - Wake Concept Store
The Oloid | Matter Collection - Wake Concept Store

Matter Collection

The Oloid

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The Oloid

Brushed Brass

Wake Concept Store

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

5-6 Middle Road
Shop 3-8, G/F., Far East Mansion
Tsim Sha Tsui
Kowloon Hong Kong SAR

+85228131393

A desktop sculpture that brings art, science, beauty and technology together in a single piece of solid metal.

Perfect for thinkers, makers, visionaries, learners, teachers, and even for children.

The oloid is an intriguing and widely unknown geometric shape with amazing mathematical and aesthetic properties. It was discovered in 1929 by German sculptor, inventor and mathematician Paul Schatz.

The mysterious shape

The oloid's surface is a developable surface, which means that patches of it can be flattened into a plane. It develops its entire surface while rolling: at some point during the rolling movement, every point of the oloid's surface touches the plane on which it is rolling.

Unlike most axially symmetric objects (cylinders, spheres, etc.), its center of mass rolls in a meandering motion rather than a linear one when rolling on a flat surface. The distance between the oloid's center of mass and the rolling surface has two minima and two maxima in each rolling cycle.

What is so special about the ultimate solid of constant width?

Despite its curved shape, it moves in a perfectly straight line.
It rolls despite its non-round shape.
Although it has sharp edges, its motion is gentle and smooth.
Every point of its surface touches the ground as it rolls.
Its surface area is the same as that of a sphere of the same radius.
It has incredible functional properties; the oloid shape can be used for water treatment, as a propeller in navigation, or as stirrer in biotechnology.


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Delivery & Self pick up

Delivery: All in-stock items will be shipped out in 1-3 working days after the order is successfully placed.

Free local delivery for orders above HK$500.
For orders less than HK$500, the shipping rate starts from HK$30 and is calculated at checkout.

For international orders, the shipping rate is calculated at checkout base on the shipping destination.

Self pick up: All in-stock items will be ready for pick up in 24 hours after the order is successfully placed.

Pick up in store is completely free of charge.

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Returns & Exchange

If you receive your order and are not satisfied for any reason you can return or exchange the product, you can refer to the respective in-store and online returns & exchange policies below.

in-store purchase: can be returned within 10 days of purchase for a free exchange when returned in a saleable condition with the original packaging.

online store purchase: can be returned within 14 days of purchase for a refund or free exchange when returned in a saleable condition with the original packaging.

Visit returns & exchange for more info.

Shipping & Exchange Info

Delivery & Self pick up

Delivery: All in-stock items will be shipped out in 1-3 working days after the order is successfully placed.

Free local delivery for orders above HK$500.
For orders less than HK$500, the shipping rate starts from HK$30 and is calculated at checkout.

For international orders, the shipping rate is calculated at checkout base on the shipping destination.

Self pick up: All in-stock items will be ready for pick up in 24 hours after the order is successfully placed.

Pick up in store is completely free of charge.

Visit FAQ for more info.

Returns & Exchange

If you receive your order and are not satisfied for any reason you can return or exchange the product, you can refer to the respective in-store and online returns & exchange policies below.

in-store purchase: can be returned within 10 days of purchase for a free exchange when returned in a saleable condition with the original packaging.

online store purchase: can be returned within 14 days of purchase for a refund or free exchange when returned in a saleable condition with the original packaging.

Visit returns & exchange for more info.