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Timer Light

 

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Muji, Japan

 

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With the need for saving energy and giving children a better nights sleep, Muji commissioned a new product under the title LED Timer Light. Using soft unbreakable silicone, a uniform warm light can be controlled by either an on/off switch or for a set time period using a simple interface. A function button provides durations of 30 or 60 minutes. During this timed period the night light gradually dims until turning off. The interface is discreetly placed underneath the lamp. The LED light source helps to further reduce energy use. It's form was influenced by both paper lanterns found in Japan, and also a form that feels natural in the palm of a hand.

Awards

IF Hannover Award, 2012

 

Permanent Collections

The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC)

 

Exhibitions

Margaret Howell, London, 2011

Turn, Twist and Branch Off, Aram Store, London, 2011

Table Items, Art Institute of Chicago (AIC), 2012

 

Downloads

Frame Magazine, January 2012

 
 
 

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Bottle Watch
 
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Nava, Italy
 
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2014 -
 

Bottle is a unisex, analogue watch with raised nodules around its glass perimeter, similar to those found on the bottom of a glass beverage bottle. We noticed that there are often exactly sixty of these nodules found on a typical beer bottle where the function is to avoid suction between the bottle and a table surface. This observation makes a useful correlation to the units of timekeeping and replicating these nodules creates a strikingly irridescent appearance when light hits its face at different angles.

 

It was designed for Nava, an Italian accessories company, in colours that follow typical glass bottles - brown ale, green wine, clear spirt and blue water.

International Sales

RETAIL FACILITY

 
 
 

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Circumference Watch

 

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Muji, Japan

 

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2008 — 2010

 

A watch in its most simplest description is something that ‘measures’ time. The Circumference Watch followed this description - a wristwatch as an accurate measuring device, similar to a ruler. For the numbers on the face of the watch, the same number typeface was adopted as used on the technical rulers manufactured by the Japanese company Shinwa. Since the watch was to be made by Seiko, Shinwa allowed the use of their typeface. The design also had an interesting sense of depth - produced through the interplay of three elements: the numbers printed on the back side of the glass, the shadows that were projected upon the face, and the hands of the watch. In order to give the glass cover a greater sense of materiality, green glass was chosen. All of these ideas gelled together to form a very simple but also magical design.

 

Awards
IF Hannover Award, 2012

 

Permanent Collections
The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC)

 

Exhibitions
Margaret Howell, London, 2011
Turn, Twist and Branch Off, Aram Store, London, 2011
Table Items, Art Institute of Chicago (AIC), 2012

 

Downloads
Frame Magazine, January 2012

 
 
 

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An Alarm

 

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IDEA Japan

 

Production

2010 —

 

An Alarrm is an effective analog alert watch that adopts the iconic alarm clock analogy as its starting point. When the alert is activated, instead of sound a small motor creates a vibration on the wrist, similar to a mobile phone. Its intelligence is in how simple it is to set and use – the alert is set simply by moving the alarm hand to the desired time and lifting the alert button. This interface was also borrowed from the alarm clock, to avoid ‘layers’ of settings that would have otherwise created complexity that’s normally found in alarm watches. 

 

 

Exhibitions
Less and More, the Work of Dieter Rams,

San Francisco, 2012

Turn, Twist and Branch Off, Aram Store, London, 2011

Some Recent Projects, Design Museum London, 2008

 

Films

RETAIL FACILITY An Alarm Vibration Watch

 

International Sales

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Bell Clock

 

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IDEA Japan

 

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2009 —

 

Even though the digital world has made analogue alarm clocks appear historical, people still are attracted to them for their loudness and simple interface. Bell was designed to help alarm clocks take up a more desireable position, for people who struggle with the layers of information required to set digital clocks. The design moved the bell component to form part of the clock’s body, helping to save components, simplifying the appearance, and creating a much louder ring within a small footprint. Bell features a snooze control, a molded numeral display that avoids the necessity for printing, and LED illumination. It is louder than a mobile phone, a desk clock or a watch. Its loudness is also reflected in the choice of colours: Fire Bell Red, Bicycle Bell Chrome, and Doorbell Black.

 

 

The battery door is easily pulled off for replacement, as well as serving as a stand for greater stability when the alarm is ringing. When the alarm is activated, the LED light also turns on, to help to see its display on dark winter mornings.

 

Awards

Best Product, GQ Magazine, 2009

New & Notable, ID Magazine, 2009

 

Permanent Collections

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

 

Exhibitions

Less and More, the Work of Dieter Rams, San Francisco, 2012
Turn, Twist and Branch Off, Aram Store, London, 2011
Some Recent Projects, Design Museum London, 2008

 

Films

RETAIL FACILITY Bell Alarm Clock 

 

International Sales

Buy at RETAIL FACILITY