Precision spinning tops machined out of aluminum, brass and steel with unique concentric circles pattern for relaxing and meditation.
Zen Spinning Tops
Spinning tops are timeless toys often used for relaxation. Watching them spin could be a deep inner experience with your own thoughts. We wanted to design a top that would highlight these attributes. Upon studying different geometric patterns we decided to borrow the traditional concentric circles pattern found in Zen gardens and map it through out the entire body of the top. The result is a minimal design that reflects light in very interesting ways while providing a soothing experience.
Zen Tops are cnc-machined out of solid blocks of metal. The result is a flawless toy to enjoy for generations. We decided to use three different metals: Aluminium, Brass, and Stainless Steel. Each metal has very unique properties that affect the Spinning Tops both in aesthetic and performance.
Aluminium - Shiny and light. Reflects the most light but the spinning time is a little shorter than brass and stainless steel - the heavier the top the longer it will spin. Brass - Matte and heavy. Brass tops are the heaviest in this collection. They spin the most. The surface will acquire a beautiful patina with time. This patina could be cleaned with brass cleaning products if so desired. Stainless Steel - Matte and heavy. The hardest of the three tops. It is a little lighter than brass. The steel is left unpolished for a beautiful matte look. Each top comes complete in matt black presentation box with foil logo.
Ensso is a small design studio established in 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The studio is run by two designers trained as architects. Our main goal is to rethink everyday objects and transform them into beautiful pieces that inspire our world. The studio has received several recognitions including the Red Dot award, the Good Design Award, and the ICFF award. Our last Kickstarter campaign: Pen Uno - The Most Minimal Pen was a great success.