Scientific and technical innovations can lead to the creation of totally useless, yet very beautiful objects.
Is the Earth supported by a stand? So why have a globe on a stand? These globes float, now we're talking realistic...
The Crookes radiometer is a physical instrument used to measure radiations, which rotates when exposed to light. It is a decorative and fun object. Our radiometers are hancrafted in Lauscha (Germany), a small city known for its blown glass.
Not politically correct, but really entertaining... and educational too.