duncan shotton's colour o'clock changes hues as time passes
 
duncan shotton's colour o'clock changes hues as time passes duncan shotton's colour o'clock changes hues as time passes
may 26, 2014

duncan shotton's colour o'clock changes hues as time passes

duncan shotton’s colour o’clock changes hues as time passes
all images courtesy of duncan shotton

 

 

 

 

using a spectrum of tones to playfully indicate the passing of time, the ‘colour o’clock’ by duncan shotton complements seconds, minutes and hours with a rainbow of steadily changing hues. the all-white, wall-mounted timepiece includes a rounded window at its base, which subtly shifts through the full chromatic cycle — gliding through greens, purples and blues in a continuous drift. created in collaboration with japanese retailer rainbow spectrum, the clock allows the viewer to perceive the hour of the day through a more relaxed method of reading the time — not by number — but by color.

 


animated time-lapse

duncan shotton colour o'clock
a color window at the clock’s base changes in hue depending on the time of day

duncan shotton colour o'clock
a color window at the clock’s base tells the time through hue and tone

duncan shotton colour o'clock
colors shift through the spectrum as time passes

duncan shotton colour o'clock
the timepiece has been made in collaboration with japanese retailer rainbow spectrum

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