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‘About Time’ wall clock by Louie Rigano (US)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 05.01.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'About Time' wall clock by Louie Rigano; images courtesy of the designer

The young American designer and Rhode Island School of Design graduate Louie Rigano has devised this ingenious wall clock whose hour hands have been replaced by the Venn diagram composed of variously sized, translucent discs in three primary colours; red (hour), blue (minute) and yellow (seconds). While perhaps not the most legible, the highly-abstract appearance of ‘About Time’ is certainly an innovative reinterpretation of a traditional timepiece.

'About Time' wall clock by Louie Rigano

More about the clock:

 

‘About-Time is a clock that challenges our power of perception and intuition. Featuring a constantly changing composition, through both color and form, it invites us to view the idea of time from a fresh perspective. Three translucent circles, each one’s size equivalent to the corresponding hand of traditional clocks, pivot atop a larger white circle. The location of the circles’ outer most points refer to the time. Traditional clocks, utilizing written numbers, rely on reading the information. This clock relies solely on visual information in the form of varying colors and shapes. Time is manifested into a new and purely visual language.’

'About Time' wall clock by Louie Rigano

The three semitransparent discs in primary colours replace the traditional hour hands

'About Time' wall clock by Louie Rigano

'About Time' wall clock by Louie Rigano

About Time 'relies solely on visual information in the form of varying colors and shapes'

'About Time' wall clock by Louie Rigano

to Louie Rigano’s website

 

read Simon Cowell’s ‘Time Machines’ article on Architonic

 

discover more clock designs on Architonic