MOVA® International is grounded by a simple dream – to encourage people to pause for a moment in their daily lives and appreciate the calming nature of Earth with our advanced, eco-friendly technologies. Throughout the years, we have actively sought to share our MOVA® Creations with the world and we continue to expand our reach every day. Whether we are visiting tradeshows to find new retailers, donating our creations to the community, or blogging about industry news, it always comes back to supporting our vision. Learn more about the story behind MOVA® and our commitment to keeping our dreams in motion.
The sun never sets at MOVA® International. As an expanding global corporation consisting of TurtleTech Design, Inc., MOVA Europe, and MOVA Asia, we work both around the globe and around the clock to maintain a streamlined network that allows us to continue developing our advanced technologies.
Founded in 2003, TurtleTech Design Inc., dba MOVA International, is headquartered in sunny San Diego, California. At our core, we are a technology company dedicated to advancing the dream of perpetual motion. Our mission is to apply our advanced, patented technologies to create luxury products with unique and high-end designs that capture the imagination.
Our first breakthrough, the MOVA Globe, was dreamed up and developed in a basement in the small beach community of Cardiff-by-the-Sea by Bill French, a physicist and inventor with a lifelong interest in solar energy, magnetism and magic. After years of intensive research, product development, and various breakthrough patents, the MOVA Globe was born in 2004. Since then we’ve expanded our product line to include new sizes, shapes and designs.
Today, we aspire to exemplify the best of both artistry and science in each MOVA Creation. We are exploring various low-power interactive technologies related to light, sound, and touch in order to continually add new dimensions of inspiration and awe to our MOVA Creations.
A Word from the Inventor of MOVA® – William W. French
I have a degree in physics from UC Berkeley and I spent my years working in R&D inventing things in the field of magnetic recording for big companies like Eastman Kodak. My real interest though was always “Art and Science” and solar powered objects in particular. Solar energy offered the possibility of creating autonomous, almost living things. I finally let myself create the kind of thing I always dreamed of when I began to put together the ideas from the MOVA Globe. It was exciting and risky. The process of combining all the elements together to bring my vision to life was the most enjoyable work I have ever done. It is a great personal joy to realize that there are many people in this busy, noisy world who appreciate my peaceful vision.