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Maverick Spirit

Maverick Spirit is a monumental kinetic sculpture commissioned by Kohler Co. to honor the legacy of Herbert V. Kohler Jr. The sculpture stands 26 feet high and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Fashioned from durable stainless steel using a novel laser welding process and measuring 8 feet in diameter, this colossal masterpiece is the result of extensive prototyping, new fabrication processes and rigorous testing - ensuring not only its aesthetic grandeur but also its flawless functionality.


The one-of-a-kind moving sculpture is a creative and technical marvel composed of 61 stainless steel blades, each representing one year of the late executive chairman’s service to the company. The sculpture creates and dissolves a perfect helix, opening and closing in an awe-inspiring design that suggests the tension between order and randomness, surrounded by more than 1.5 miles of trails and boardwalks.

Maverick Spirit embodies an extraordinary partnership between Creative Machines and Kohler, translating their vision into reality. Kohler's team conceptualized the sculpture, tree root panels, and glass fence, while Creative Machines executed the design, engineering, fabrication, and installation processes, bringing the entire vision to life.




Kohler Co. Global Headquarters, Kohler, Wisconsin


26' H x 8' W x 8' D



Stainless Steel, Motor Drive, Bearing and Cam System, Control Electronics



Mary Reid


Design, Engineering and Fabrication:
Creative Machines

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