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Jul 31, 2007

LOOK WHAT THE JAPANESE HAVE DONE AGAIN


It's my pleasure to introduce to you here Vinta and the wonderful creations of Kouhei Okamoto and Toshitaka Nakamura. The Wooden Clock explores the idea of tracking time rather than reading it from a conventional clock. The pointed wooden vessel slowly revolves via a concealed motor located at the base, allowing time to be sensed by the tilting of the vessel's stem. The Wooden Clock is designed in two sizes to provide differentiation for hour and minute rotations. On the other hand, Loop mandates the user to feel the flow of time by a change of an object form. The looping of the hour and minute hands into one single element represents that idea.



The concept for the Butterfly light was derived from the simple task of folding a piece of paper. "The function of its adjustment of light and the space created by that are a result of simple action of one surface (the panel) being divided by two. The two panels with slight shifts to each other at its closed position remind a user to open this object up. This light gives the poetic theme to the space like a butterfly flying around with silence."

Head on down to Vinta's website for more details and videos of their works.


Stan


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3 comments: on "LOOK WHAT THE JAPANESE HAVE DONE AGAIN"

designflute said...

I want to say 2 words only-"simply wonderful".
I instantly fell in love with these intriguing time-pieces! Stan,thanks for introducing this site to us.

Bhavna said...

Very creative! And Intelligent. Love to see such products which stretch defined notions of how a product should look like or should funtion.

berry said...

Like the clock very much, thanks for sharing.