Published on : Friday, September 16, 2016
At the Maison et Objet 2016, London-based studio Poetic Lab presented a wall clock with sculptural hands that constantly changes its appearance, expressing the passage of time. Manufactured under their own design label Beyond Object, the Silo clock cast attractive shadows on the wall whilst performing gentle movements.
Designed as a “kinetic sculpture” that offers an alternative to conventional timepieces, Silo’s line-drawn hands reference geometric forms. The hour and minute hand are each incomplete triangles, and as they turn with the passage of time, the shape they form together changes.
The studio said, “It’s a simplistic sculptural clock designed to create mesmerising aesthetic appeal through the use of angular hour and minute hands that play on mathematical tangential relations and triangular forms. With Silo, we were looking to portray time in a poetic sense, using essential elements like thin lines and circles combined in a beautiful harmony of colours, shapes and materials.”
The clock can be installed with all of its 12 hour markers, just a few, or none at all, depending on the preferences of its owners.