By filling the alarm clock with water, we focus our attention on the duration of sleep / All images by Severin Wurnig
By filling the alarm clock with water, we focus our attention on the duration of sleep. The task itself becomes a ritual which positively influences our rest. As opposed to the incessant ticking sound of a regular clock, here time passes silently and purely mechanically (without a battery). As the drops of water fall, the glass bowl becomes lighter and finally lets the hammer fall. As the tone bounces between the singing bowls, we are gently awakened and a new day begins.
The design is based on the simplest of scientific thought models, and despite its mechanical details which form the heart, soul, and sound of the timer, the product retains a certain playfulness.
Time is something hard to grasp, but sleep is an experience.
Dreamtime - alarm clock from Vera Wiedermann on Vimeo.
Despite all mechanical details, the product retains a certain playfulness.
The handling becomes ritual and using the alarm positively influences its sensation.
The mechanical details form the heart, soul, and sound of the timer.
The forms of the four vessels.
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