SO MANY TYPES OF KALEIDOSCOPES...WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
In the Aleph® Collections you can find many variations on the theme ‘kaleidoscope’. They all have in common the quality components such as first surface mirror and optical lenses. But, depending on the object we observe and how the image is created, we can classify our kaleidoscopes into following types:
A selection of transparent couloured bits held loosely in an object cell at the end of the tube, are shown in continually changing symmetrical forms by reflection in three optical mirros. Endless varying colors and patterns appear as the tube is rotated.
This type is similar to the classic kaleidoscope, but it’s obect cell can turn independently of the body of the kaleidoscope. This enables the viewer to create more or less drastic changes of the kaleidoscopic pattern.
An inexhaustible image creating instrument: a system of lenses and three optical mirrors catches the images from your environment and turns them into an infinite number of kaleidoscopic views. The abstract repeating mosaics change with the slightest movement of the instrument. The world becomes a kaleidoscope!
Two wheels resulting from the fusing of transparent glass with coloured glass flakes and strings, that rotate around the same axel – also in opposite directions – to create brightly coloured designs and superimpositions. The glass wheels are decorated one by one and no two are identical.
This type of kaleidoscope has a multicoloured marble made of Murano glass suspended at the end of the mirrors. By rotating the sphere at 360° in all directions you can create innumerable deeply coloured arabesques. Every marble is a unique piece and handblown by craftsmen of Murano in the Venetian lagoon.
This is special kind of classic kaleidoscope. The patterns and images appear creating a ”moonlit” effect on a black background produced by the presence of iridescent coloured crystals that catch the light shining through the sides of the transparent object cell.
This interesting version of the teleidoscope has a two-mirror-system and a big aspherical rotating lens. The circular images change at the slightest movement of the external lens or of the whole instrument.
This type has one or more interchangeable components and enables the owner to change the object(s) to be observed through the kaleidoscope. Objects can be added or removed from the object cell, the object cell can be replaced by a lens filter, that transforms the kaleidoscope in a teleidoscope etc.
Sparkling coloured particles, suspended in a colourless liquid, flow up and down in continuous motion inside the acrylic tubes, creating images similar to a firework display.