The word Kalliroscope comes from the Greek words “Kalos,” “Rheos,” and “Skopien,” meaning Beauty, Flow and Seeing. A Kalliroscope is an object in which to see a beautiful current. It was invented by Paul Matisse in 1966, patented in 1968, and sold throughout the world since then.
A Kalliroscope© is a device for viewing fluid currents. Kalliroscopes are both works of art and intuitively educational displays of the scientific principles of fluid dynamics. They are glass and steel constructions containing a current-visualizing fluid.