sabrina fossi's minimally designed freakish wall clock
sabrina fossi's minimally designed freakish wall clock sabrina fossi's minimally designed freakish wall clock
aug 17, 2013

sabrina fossi's minimally designed freakish wall clock

sabrina fossi’s minimally designed freakish wall clock
all images courtesy of sabrina fossi




wanting to minimize the concept of time, italian industrial designer sabrina fossi has created the bold and simple ‘freakishclock’. the hand-made object measuring 30 cm in diameter and 2 cm in thickness, makes a sharp statement – that it is the minute differences and details that distinguish objects. the clocks are made from plastic and come in a variety of color combinations. the screw mounted freakish wall clock stands out as an aesthetic piece as well as keeping its main purpose, which is to tell the time.



freakishclock yellow



freakishclock green



freakishclock pois



freakishclock pois



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  • What does it look like at half past?

    Peter Strømberg says:
  • This is pure genius!

    Anyone who has ever observed small children struggling to tell the time, and others who would simply like to snook the traditional status quo will appreciate this.

    I can already imagine attractive variations on this concept, e.g. a circle over the hours, and a smaller circle over the minutes.

    I would love one of these as my desktop clock!

    Robert B. Livingston says:
  • I don’t get it. How do you read the clock? Does the displayed number combined with the hand mean that it’s 11:10 or 2:11?

    Jon says:
  • Jon, easier to get if you keep in mind that only twelve are the numbers on a clock. I’m sure the clock is pointing to the 11:10. (there would be no room for a 13)

    Massimo says:
  • It’s a lovely concept. The execution gets a bit messy, though, when you get to 11:30, where the “wedge window” shows neither 11 nor 12 properly.

    James says:
  • it’s not a new concept! so similar to the clock designed by Ross McBride!

    sarah says:
  • Dear Sabrina and colleagues,
    This clock is genius; form, colours, function; I admire it so much. I would, even, like to know where, in Holland, you purchase the black clock. When I couls acquire it, it would be a fantastic element on a white wall in my house. It woud, then, stay the only decorative element, playing its timeless play.
    My adress is known by
    Kindly, Laura Colline

    laura says:
  • This clock design is just too much………..
    just imagining you happen to visualise an idea like this
    Hats off for all the brains behind this.

    Ravishankar Arcot says:

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