Diagonal View Of The Factory By Material Immaterial Studio
The Factory Interactive Concrete Rolling Ball Sculpture Front View
The Factory Interactive Concrete Rolling Ball Sculpture Toothpick And Balls
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Front Diagonal View Of The Factory Concrete Sculpture By Material Immaterial Studio
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Intricate Architectural Elements Of The Factory Concrete Sculpture
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The Factory By Material Immaterial Studio In Packaging

The Factory

15 reviews Regular price $315
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The Factory is an interactive rolling ball sculpture inspired by the Brutalist architecture of the last century, particularly the Industrial era and the functional architectural elements used in Cement and Steel factories. The steel balls start rolling from their starting point on top of the building towards their final destination, taking a whimsical journey through the various intricate spaces.

This piece took the designers at Material Immaterial Studio years to develop. It is an incredible display of their mastery over concrete and truly is a beautiful work of art.

Ships directly from Designer in Mumbai, India.

Each concrete piece is unique; bubbles, small imperfections, and slight variations in color are part of the piece’s singularity and character. Concrete is a live material. Your piece will age and change over time with exposure to air and with wear, just as concrete does in monuments and buildings. Learn more.

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Country of Origin: India

Dimensions: 200mm x 110mm x 160mm

Materials: Concrete, Stainless Steel (916 Grade)

Weight: 3140g

Note: Comes with eleven stainless steel balls as shown in the images

Handmade in Mumbai, India

The Factory

An interactive work of art.

Mumbai, India

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Mike T.
Australia Australia

A miniature factory

I purchased the factory to sit on a bookshelf, alongside other intriguing bits and pieces I've collected over the years. The factory fits right in, not too big, not too small. It's well built with lots of interesting detail, and watching the balls move through the factory is mesmerising. To give an idea of size, the balls are actual ball bearings, so they are very small, although I think it's just right. The main reason I was hesitant to purchase was the price. I'm in Australia so $USD with international shipping fees on top did push the price up, but to me it's well worth it. A well crafted piece that will have a home in my office for years to come.

Dr K.
United States United States


Lots of attention to detail. Very secure packaging.

John R.
United States United States

Can't stop marveling!

The Factory is one of the coolest things I've come across, and the countless people who can't resist it on my desk agree! Crazy level of tiny detail, not to mention awesome design and a marvel of engineering. Every time I look at it I notice something new. Every angle is fascinating. Very highly recommended.

United States United States

Helps Calm Your Nerves !

When I was a child I loved to setup a large dominos track on the kitchen table. I enjoyed how it would fall on it's own; I watched with amazement. Years later, I still find interactive artwork soothing and relaxing to watch. "The Factory" provides this same sensation.. A solid piece (heavy) but compact, with incredible details. A conversation piece for sure. I just love knowing it there for all to enjoy.

Joseph S.
United States United States

Extremely High Quality

I am very interested in Brutalistic architecture and this piece just spoke to me. The marble-run component of it didn't really attract me, but it still is very elegant and gives your eye a reason to follow all the details. Arrived very well packaged, with no chips, cracks, or pits. The sculpture is very smooth, with a satisfying weight. The bottom has about 1/8" of corkboard so it doesn't scratch up any surface it rests on. The dimensions are listed on the site but just be aware what that translates to in reality. I could imagine some people expecting an expensive concrete sculpture to be substantial in size, and being disappointed when this arrives.

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