siren elise wilhelmsen: 365 siren elise wilhelmsen: 365
jun 21, 2010

siren elise wilhelmsen: 365

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‘365’ is a knitting clock created by german designer siren elise wilhelmsen. according to wilhelmsen, time is a concept which unites us all, making it the lowest common denominator. on the one hand, time appears to be a as physical phenomenon, logical and easily divided into the past, present and future. on the other hand, time can be viewed very subjectively. how long a minute, an hour or a year takes can depend on how time is experienced in different situations. however, this does not alter the fact that a day has 24 hours, one hour has 60 minutes and one minute has 60 seconds.

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‘365’ seeks to give a physical manifestation to the change of time. drawing from the change that is witnessed through the growth of human bodies and hair, the same concept is found in ‘365’ which translates time through the growth of knitted material. the clock houses a circular knitting machine with 48 needles, a thread spool, a thread holder and roll of yarn. moving in clockwise direction, one day leads to a complete round, while a year gives users 2 meters of a complete scarf.

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‘365’ was presented at DMY international design festival 2010. siren elise wilhelmsen was one of six graduates from Udk berlin who showcased their work at this annual event.

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complete scarf image © designboom

roll of yarn titled ‘more time’ 100 % alpaka yarn for a year / 12 months / 365 days / 8760 hours / 525 600 minutes / 31 536 000 seconds 438 meters of yarn / 2,19 meters of knitted scarf / 730 stitches image © designboom

  • et pour les années bissextiles?

    capitaine says:
  • Wonderful, clever, witty idea. Should be in the As Soon As Possible: Acceleration in Contemporary Society exhibition now at the Strozzi in Florence.

    Tom P says:
  • exelente!

    nicolas says:
  • esto si que es optimizar el tiempo.

    nic says:
  • I’m sorry to say this, but the knitting machine idea has been used up by designers. It was wonderfull, but not it is quite boring to make yet another knittingmachine design
    Check out Nadine Sterk (knitting lamp) and Merel Karhof (wind knitting machines)

    Tjilp says:

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