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About hughes wave motion machines llc



Hughes Wave Motion Machines LLC is an owner-operated, Philadelphia area based company founded in 2009 and the world's #1 resource for decorative and therapeutic ocean wave displays for the Decor, Entertainment, and Healthcare markets.  Our products are the result of almost 10 years of research, design, and engineering by Owner and Design Engineer Torrey Hughes to produce a well-made, visually stunning, yet therapeutic motorized ocean wave display.  



The 22" Hughes "Model One" Wave Motion Machine is available for purchase in the shop.  You can also purchase high quality CNC machined cast acrylic replacement vessels, which feature the patent-pending Hughes Wave Fluid Formula, for all vintage 16"-30" Lava Lite or Lava Simplex brand "The Wave" Machines, the Discovery Store Tranquil Tide Machine, and Wave F/X machines .  We also offer the hand-operated 18" Hughes WaveCell and 12" WaveTube sensory devices.  The WaveTube was initially developed for children on the Autism spectrum and behavioral therapists, but it turns out it is a hit with adults as well for it's therapeutic and engaging properties.  

Lastly, in house services, from new motors to new fluids, and customization, such as base/fluid color changes and custom vessel configurations, are available by special request for all vintage Lava Lite and Lava Simplex brand machines.   All of our products are proudly built to order in the United States. 

Custom Projects and Professional Collaborations

Our products and services have been featured on a variety of platforms with several innovative and exciting collaborations coming in 2020.  We supplied singers Sam Smith and Normani with a Hughes "Model One" Wave Motion Machine for the 2019 hit music video "Dancing With a Stranger", spearheaded a creative project alongside a Los Angeles engineering firm to produce a 10-foot long wave machine for Katy Perry and contemporary artist Alex Israel, supplied the proprietary Hughes Wave Fluid Formula for use in the custom acrylic guitar owned by guitarist John 5 of Rob Zombie, designed and manufactured one-off props for the Hip-Hop artists Drake and Future for use in a massive 4K concert stage video backdrop, and supported numerous television and film industry Art Directors and Set Designers including the Italian reboot of the HBO series "In Treatment" as well as Mercedes-Benz and Estee Lauder commercials.  Our work has also been featured in the "Capri" museum installation by renown artist Hiam Steinbach for display in La Galeria Rumma and Museo Madre in Italy.   Please visit our YouTube, Instagram and Gallery pages on the home page to view some of these projects.

We welcome all professional collaboration inquires.