The ancient pyramids of Giza are no doubt one of the world’s greatest unsolved mysteries. Built over 4500 years ago, they still stand today, yet nobody knows for certain how they were constructed.
Design company Flyte is on a journey to capture the mystery of the pyramids through levitation.
“We are here because we want to share something greater than we have done before: to serve a higher purpose through art and science and share it with the world. To us, the ancient Pyramids is the world’s greatest art piece, and our goal is to levitate it.”Designer and CEO of the company Simon Morris comments
Combining modern technology with ancient wisdom.
Py consists of 5 custom built mag-levitation platforms capable of levitating up to 100 kg / 220.4 lbs of weight. Installation is planned to be 20 foot / 6 meters tall.
Once constructed Py will be the largest magnetically levitating artwork in the world.
We’d like Py to be showcased in an art gallery and publicly online for everyone to see.
Inspired by the mystery of the pyramidion, Py represents the missing capstone of the ancient pyramids.
The pyramidion, or capstone is the uppermost piece of an Egyptian pyramid. It is said to be the most important piece that gives the pyramid its actual purpose.
Usually covered in gold leaf, the pyramidion would reflect the rays of the sun, acting as a beacon of light. Most of those that remain are made of polished black granite, inscribed with the name of the pyramid’s owner.
Very few pyramidia have survived the passage of time. Some say they were looted by thieves while others claim they were never built at Giza. The true origins of the pyramidia remain unknowns, On Kickstarter they said
“We can build Py much bigger, but we need your help”Py by FLYTE
To make Py a reality, we are going live on Kickstarter on June 8th 2021 at 1pm EST.
From the creators of the world’s first levitating light bulb winner of Time Magazine’s Best Inventions, Flyte creates design products, making the
world a bit more smarter and stylish. Flyte’s core technology is based on wireless power and magnetic levitation.
How does it work?
Finally, Flyte goes back to the future with the ancient pyramids! This might be the largest Crowfunded Artwork in the world.
So, PY becomes the missing piece of the pyramid.