Kinetic Toy Transforms From a Pinecone to a Helix with the Simple Flick of a Wrist

Joh Edmark Helicone Kinetic Wooden Toy

Designer John Edmark specializes in toys with a twist. Pairing an appreciation for playful movement with an interest in eye-catching design, Edmark has crafted a collection of kinetic creations, including the hypnotizing Helicone.

Edmark studied the connection between math and the natural world to create the Helicone. Specifically, he translated numerical, nature-based concepts like Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Ratio into a plaything that shape-shifts into two natural forms right before your eyes.

“With a quick twist, Helicone magically transforms from a ‘helix' to a ‘pinecone' and back again in one amazingly elegant motion,” Edmark explains. “To transform it, simply spin the handle and watch the magic unfold. To change it back, just spin it the other way. Intuitive, relaxing, fun…and addictive!”

To fully embrace the nature-inspired concept behind the toy, Edmark opted to craft the Helicone out of wood. In addition to giving the piece a rustic look and feel fit for a pinecone, the neutral color scheme of the wooden construction makes it a “versatile accessory for your creative life.”

Along with the Lollicopter, a plastic, candy-colored version of the Helicone, this toy is available in the My Modern Met Store.

The Helicone is a toy with a twist.

Joh Edmark Helicone Kinetic Wooden Toy

With just a simple flick of the wrist, a helix…Joh Edmark Helicone Kinetic Wooden Toy Joh Edmark Helicone Kinetic Wooden Toy

…becomes a pinecone.

Joh Edmark Helicone Kinetic Wooden Toy

You can find this nature-inspired kinetic wooden toy in the My Modern Met Store.

Joh Edmark Helicone Kinetic Wooden Toy Joh Edmark Helicone Kinetic Wooden Toy

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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