The Satellite Cloud 6 inch MOVA Globe is a beautiful desktop example of these extraordinary globes. Created using satellite imagery from NASA.
How They are Made:
MOVA Gloves are assembled by hand. We use only the most premium materials, including finely polished polymer resin hemisphere shells and a careful mixture of non-toxic fluids to allow our globes to rotate freely.
A sophisticated motion mechanism, powered by ambient light, rests discreetly inside each globe. Consisting of solar cells, magnetic elements and other proprietary components, the mechanism drives the continuous rotation without any batteries or power cords.
Our graphics are carefully designed for spherical objects, maintaining aspect ratios and composition while also taking into account how the movement of our creations will ultimately enhance the designs.
Our patented printing technique allows the graphics to be transparent enough to let light permeate the globe but also opaque enough to conceal the inner workings. Precise color combinations and specialty inks are used to ensure an impeccable finished print.
Each MOVA Creation is meticulously assembled by hand to ensure that a high-quality, well-engineered masterpiece reaches the hands of our customers. After printing and forming the shells, the motion mechanism is placed inside and the two hemispheres are joined together and checked for accuracy and alignment. Once the outer shell, or cube, is assembled around the inner globe, our patented liquid fills the space to allow for frictionless movement. The finished product is then polished to perfection and packaged for delivery to MOVA enthusiasts all around the world.