pattern matters: pop-up, pull-out calendars made from paper pattern matters: pop-up, pull-out calendars made from paper
aug 01, 2013

pattern matters: pop-up, pull-out calendars made from paper

pattern matters: pop-up, pull-out calendars made from paper
all images courtesy of siang ching




singapore-based graphic designer siang ching of pattern matters has designed a 12-month interactive calendar series made from paper. each month includes a playful tactile feature — pull-out tabs, circulating cogs, winding wheels, and rotating disks — that the user can toggle, pivot, whirl, and twirl, creating a kaleidoscopic effect. the physical elements coincide with practical time-telling information. as the user moves the parts around, the current date lines up with the day of the week, the course of the lunar cycle, and the number of days it is from the start of the year. all of this information has been worked into a visually riveting and engaging calendar set. the kinetic time trackers have each been handcrafted from pieces of colored paper.



the july calendar from the pattern matters series has a swinging tab



details of the july calendar



the august calendar has a rotating wheel which spins the dials on the facade



detail of the august calendar



the september calendar has a spinning disk in the midde, which rotates all the outer panels



september calendar close-up



a triangle mechanism at the base of the october calendar spins the entire structure



a detail of the october calendar



the november calendar has a swinging tab



november close-up



december calendar has a spinning disk, which sends all of the paper parts in at the front into a spiraling maze



detail of december


  • gorgeous – I want one!

    dbkii says:
  • It’s way beyond just been functional, it’s very nice looking. A great conversation piece that works. Good job

    BHS says:

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