front: sundial clock for porro
 
front: sundial clock for porro front: sundial clock for porro
dec 07, 2010

front: sundial clock for porro

images courtesy of porro shadows are cast on to the face of the clock to reveal the time

swedish design team front are showcasing ‘sundial’ designed for italian company porro and  the first piece from their 2011 collection to be presented.

the circular metal disk holds each of the twelve numbers perpendicular to the surface which become evident when their shadows are cast on to the painted white base. when viewed straight on the numbers appear to be a series of simple, parallel lines unlike the playful overlapping numbers which are visible when viewed from the side.

by using light and shadow, front has created a piece that is continually transformed by its environmental factors.

numbers are placed perpendicular to the surface and are only seen when viewed from the side

shadows create an optical illusion on the face of the clock which measures ø55 cm in diameter

  • and what if the light comes from the other side..?

    bbb says:

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