Glassblowing technique. (Click for more) Each Spherica is handcrafted individually. Using a technique developed by Ana and the best glassblowers in Europe, the carefully selected meteoritic fragment is placed inside a high-quality glass sphere in our own glass studio. Glass gives lunar material a protection and serves as a display. Sample preparation. The crafting process is truly unique. It requires patience and careful sample preparation in the vacuum before it is inserted inside the glass at very high temperatures to prevent any damage. Each fragment is unique and no two are the same.
Moon NWA 11273
Classified and museum verified. (Click for more) Meteoritic material from the Moon was the first rock that piqued the interest of Stellar Milieux. With the help of the recognized scientists and world`s renowned collectors from the International Society for Meteoritics and Planetary Science, we gained access to laboratory tested, first-hand material. It is trackable in the World's database of Space Material (Meteoritical Bulletin) and therefore completely authentic. Each lunar meteorite comes with its official name and classification that guarantees the legitimacy of the stone. When large asteroids hit the Moon, the collision causes lunar material to lift and disperse. The impact has to be forceful enough in order for lunar rocks to reach the Moon’s escape velocity and make it to outer space. The minimum particle speed required for this to happen is 2.38 km/s. Once the material escapes the Moon’s gravity, rock fragments are captured by the gravitational fields of either the Earth or the Sun. When such fragments fall on the Earth, they are called lunar meteorites. Our in-house team consists of meteorite experts, holding university degrees in meteoritic sciences. Our team members have as well classified space material for the International Space Material Database. Founder Ana is a member of the International Society for Meteoritics and Planetary Science. Lunar material integrated into Spherica is verified in Natural History Museum, Vienna. Please read the following article for all the information about lunar meteorites.
Mars NWA 11564
Classified and museum verified. (Click for more) The second rock that picked our attention is a martian meteorite or a meteoritic material from Mars. Mars material integrated into Spherica is obtained from a trusted private dealer and collector and verified in Natural History Museum, Vienna.
High-quality natural glass. Spherica utilizes carefully selected materials reminding us of new dimensions. Next to lunar and martian meteorites, the glass, as well as the spherical form of Spherica, are both connected to the outer space environment. In outer space, drops of liquid always form spheres. And glass forms by the impact of a meteorite when source materials are modified by heat and pressure. The glass is of high quality and does not break upon Spherica experiencing unexpected gravity towards the ground.
Friends; Ludovic Ferriere, PhD.
Chief curator of Natural History Museum Vienna. (Click for more) Stellar Milieux is honored to have among friends a great scientist who is an active contributor to the meteorite community, an author and the main curator of the largest display of space material in the world at the Natural History Museum in Vienna, Dr. Ludovic Ferriere. Between his scientific work and taking care of the international meteorite treasure, Dr. Ferriere also travels the globe in search of new impact craters to be confirmed. Each new impact crater brings important additional information about the formation of our Solar System. Impact events played a significant role in our geological past by influencing the evolution of life on Earth.
Friends; Bojan Ambrozic, PhD.
Researcher in nanocenter. (Click for more) Bojan is a Doctor of Science, geologist, researcher of materials and meteorites. In his spare time, he is a mountain runner, mountaineer, touring skier and space enthusiast. He has classified space material for the International Space Material Database (Meteoritical Bulletin): Meteorite Entry Novo Mesto He researches meteorites under the electric microscope and has written detailed articles about lunar and martian meteorites in our blog section.
Machine learning & Augmeted reality. We have developed a machine-learning algorithm recognising Spherica and activating augmented reality taking you out of this world. You can now add augmented reality effects to your Spherica. If you are on a mobile device, use AR to position virtual Spherica to your reality.
Art and Design
Limited editions, limitless designs. There's a philosophy that art provides a way to experience one's self in relation to the universe and we believe that it's always unique. Each new Moon brings a fresh collection, new artist, and a new space project. This way a unique and ever so slightly poetic point of view of an individual artist and scientist gets to be represented. When it comes to outer space, imagination knows no boundaries. Giving brands an easy way to add an interstellar appeal to their products, we can offer the world an alluring variety of interstellar pieces to choose from.