studio ve: manifold clock studio ve: manifold clock
dec 09, 2010

studio ve: manifold clock

‘manifold clock,’ designed by studio ve

the wall-mounted ‘manifold clock,’ designed by israeli industrial design team studio ve (shay carmon and ben klinger), combines modern design and traditional mechanics. the clock’s hands are connected with a colourful manifold of printed tyvek®, creating three-dimensional movement over the course of an hour or day. the time is still read traditionally by the location of the hour and minute hands, but it can also be estimated based on  the different colours and shapes that form at different times.

the manifolds are made in four different colour schemes

over the course of the day, the clock takes on new configurations as the hands move relative to one another

detail view of the manifold

the clock makes the reading of time a three-dimensional process

video of ‘manifold clock’

  • great!!!
    I always loved this project!
    from the 1st time I saw it:)

    Dana says:
  • It’s really cool!!!

    Oleg says:
  • it´s really awesome, very impressive idea…

    luisefe80 says:
  • this has been for ages in mexico, because theres a traditional mexican clock like that , it has been since the 1940 ties , thats definetely not new!!

    rodrigo says:
  • very cool!

    Iwednseday says:
  • I AM IN LOVE! Functional art! Beautiful and useful. Where do I get one?????????

    Antonia says:
  • why is there a part edited out every time the fan part is about to flip? is there some issue with it when it needs to flip? just wondering

    ufm says:
  • I think the video that ‘flips’ is more for us to see the full extension of the arm… I don’t think the clock actually has that kind of movement because in the second video the arm moves smoothly.

    Observer says:
  • @Antonia: you can get it on [url=]our website[/url].

    @ufm: the first video is a showcase of the clock, the second is a stop motion with a 30sec. interval.

    the clock works as any other clock and you don’t need to flip it.

    studiove says:
  • if you look closely in the second video you can see the grass growing

    marvin says:
  • lovely . it is alive!

    kamric says:

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