DOFF Kaleidoscopes

DOFF Kaleidoscopes

Imre Doff is a high-end kaleidoscope maker and artist. He takes objects that are endearing memories of bygone childhood play and transforms them into modern-day romantic objects of awe and wonder.

Doff Kaleidoscopes are designed with the “form follows function” principle. The designer is fixated on the pursuit of the ultimate mesmerizing viewer experience. Doff Kaleidoscopes create an emblematic mandala view and are considered by collectors and connoisseurs to be among the best in their class.

His inspirations are drawn from nature and culture. His interior design images are inspired by the rose windows of Europe's great cathedrals, Arabic pottery and eastern mandalas, from fractal patterns and the intimate minutiae of flowers. For the exterior design images, he finds inspiration in the work of classical Swiss and Russian mechanical toy and watch makers.

The kaleidoscope started out as a conversation piece in the parlor rooms of Victorian England. Doff Kaleidoscopes seek to bring back shards of the magical stardust from this era. His kaleidoscopes question the cultural premises that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and seek to root us back in the awareness of the physiological aspects of the beauty in symmetry. Every kaleidoscope is an art object of its own and a unique and exquisite ode to symmetry.