'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and Rhode Island School of Design graduate Louie Rigano has devised this ingenious wall clock whose hour hands have been replaced by the Venn diagram composed of variously sized, translucent discs in three primary colours; red (hour), blue (minute) and yellow (seconds).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. (more…)
The original booklet with the 1939 'LK' model; image courtesy of Rosendahl
The long-forgotten table watch created by the one of the most influential Danish architects and designers of the 20th century Arne Jacobsen, has been recently revisited and rereleased by the Copenhagen-based timepiece specialists Rosendahl. First created in 1939 – ‘in connection with the construction of a building for the managing director of electrical goods manufacturer Lauritz Knudsen’ - the suitably modern, minimalist watch was inspired by the moulding qualities of the new wonder material of that time, plastic and its 2011 edition comprises five updated versions – including the original ‘LK’ model (seen above). (more…)
The first object of the new label Pure Cast: 'Cioccolato' by Formfjord, photo by Michael Hosan
When designers and leading industrial enterprises put their heads together, it usually gets exciting. While such a collaboration allows industry the possibility of demonstrating its special capabilities in a completely new context, its manufacturing processes, conversely, provide an unexpected treasure trove of new design solutions for creative minds. This is what happened in the collaboration between SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Guss Gruppe and the Berlin-based design studio Formfjord.
'Notime', 'Nightime' and 'Finetime' clocks by Farrow Design for SCP
Leading graphic-design agency Farrow’s first foray into product design has produced a series of clocks that are (yes, you’ve guessed it) highly graphic.
'Nightime' clock by Farrow Design for SCP
Given that timepiece design is (or should be) about visual communication, it’s no wonder that the British design practice has chosen this particular object-type to experiment with. That said, the three clocks in the collection vary in terms of their legibility. No prizes for guessing that ‘Notime’ makes the user work the hardest…
'Notime' clock by Farrow Design for SCP
'Sun' by Hironao Tsuboi Design
The Japanese designer Hironao Tsuboi will be presenting his new wall clock ‘Sun’, which was realised in colaboration with a Japanese outdoor brand ’Snow peak’ and the industrial design label ’100%’, at this year’s Designtide in Tokyo, 30th October – 3rd November.
“A day begins with sunrise, it end up with sundown. The concept of time was originally discovered from the movement of stars like the sun.”
'Sun' by Hironao Tsuboi Design
“In modern society, it has been recognized simply as numbers of clocks or measurement of the day. It is totally separated from the movement of the universe. ‘Sun’ is a clock that reminds us the time as dynamism of the universe by showing sunrise/down on its dial, according to passage of time. Also by using several of them, they enable us to intuitively compare day and night of the world. The compact size is suitable for collection such as world clocks in hotels.
to the Hironao Tsuboi Design website
to the Designtide website