"Carlo Heller's sundial is a precision instrument, sensational, aesthetically pleasing, weather-proof and handcrafted in an unusually loving fashion: It brings a totally new perspective to the ancient idea of time measurement via the earth's orbit of the sun."
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) writes about the HELIOS Subsolaris and its inventor on 4 September 2001. Until today Helios e.K. offers you an exclusive range of accurate sundials with modern design.
Special sundials from other manufacturers
In order to offer our customers the widest possible variety of sundials, we have included special products from other manufacturers in our range. These include the historic ring sundial by Michael Kala, whose sons Hannes (pictured) and Matthäus have taken over the reins of the manufactory. We would also like to recommend the glass SOLEMIO cylinder sundial by Dr. E. Kretschmann and the Naseweis sundial for little adventurers from the Ostalb workshops, a recognised workshop for disabled people.
Hemisferium is a specialist in fabricating objects that link us to our scientific past, and in making them accessible to all those who love the art and beauty of science.
Adriana und Joaquín Benshimol select instruments whose scientific, historic, and esthetic value make them interesting and which can be reproduced using today's materials and techniques.
"Klaus Hünig of AstroMedia is an active collector of ideas whose enthusiasm for natural phenomena, physics, astronomy and mechanics can be felt in every design." Astronomy and Practice 8/2008
We carry all sundials and astronomical instruments from AstroMedia.
As an illustrator and graphic designer, Jens Schmitz-Scherzer works intensively with light and shade in nature, in paintings and in illustrations.
He is particularly fascinated by the fact that it is possible to read the time from the shadow of an object, e. g. a style inserted into the ground. He developed a series of historic cardboard construction kits. These contain original dials of designers from the heyday of sundial making.