This optical spinning top will mix colors right before your eyes. Aspects of color theory can be experienced with the interchangeable seven cardboard discs. The color circles according to Goethe, Schopenhauer and Hölzel can be rotated and compared with each other. Information about this phenomenon can be found on the back of each disc.
Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack studied at the Bauhaus in the 1920s where he was taught pictorial form and colour theory by Johannes Itten, Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky. Kandinsky asked Hirschfeld-Mack to co-organise the colour seminars and together they developed a series of exercises to investigate the nature of colour, light and dark, black and white and the relationship between colour and form. Hirschfeld-Mack also investigated the connections between colour, light and music. The Spinning Top can be seen as a summation of his work and a symbolic of his achievements.