This finely-crafted optical Illusion may appear to be a piece of jewelry, but once set in motion, appearances become very deceiving. The metal band seems to flutter and spin in impossible ways. The Roller seems to tie itself in knots or spin like a carousel while gliding forward like a ghost. The illusionary effect even seems to change when viewed from different angles or in different lighting conditions! A powerful kinetic optical illusion that fits in the palm of your hand and is perfect for sharing with friends.
Created by Japanese mathematician, toy inventor, and artist Dr. Akira Nishihara and inspired by the Lissajous Roller created by Bill Gosper, this design was produced exclusively for Art of Play.
Available in two colors: Gold or Silver. Made in Japan.
Our products ship through a privately owned climate-controlled warehouse in San Diego, California.
We offer a variety of shipping methods from budget-friendly to price-doesn’t-matter. You can compare estimated costs and transit times once you begin the checkout process and enter your shipping address. Carrier options may vary based on your destination.
We strive to pack and ship all items within 24 hours of each order (Monday through Friday). However, we are a small team so during peak holiday season we kindly ask that you allow 3-5 days for your items to be sent on their way. Every box shipped from Art of Play is expertly packed by actual human beings (you can see their names written on your package slip). Everyone in our warehouse is paid a fair wage and treated with respect.
We will gladly offer a refund or store credit in exchange for any items returned within 30 days of the original order, as long as the items are still sealed in new condition. We cannot accept returns of opened or used items. Return shipping is the responsibility of the customer.