SILO wall clock

SILO wall clock

A Kinetic Sculpture that Tells Time

London studio Poetic Lab has created a unique wall clock that constantly changes its appearance to express the passage of time. Manufacturered under their own design label Beyond Object, they will be presenting this time piece in Maison et Objet in Paris and Designjunction in London this September.

“Silo is not merely a clock, but a a kinetic sculpture that tells time.” said the studio who is known for their experimental yet poetic approaches. It’s a simplistic sculptural clock designed to create mesmerizing aesthetic appeal through the use of angular hour and minute hands that play on mathematical tangential relations and triangular forms. “ With Silo we were looking to portray time with a poetic sense; using essential elements like thin lines and circles combined in

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The starting point of Silo clock comes from a previous project by Poetic Lab called Shadow Clock that depicts time trough shadows projected on the wall. “ We really really love that design, people sending enquiries about its availability constantly;“ said the studio “However it’s more of an design-art piece for the context of galleries, thus we have to disappoint them all the time. One day we decided to challenge ourself with a new project, which express the same poetry and beauty but can be packed and delivered to the hands of more people. We wanted to create a timepiece which is a bit indirect, using simply a vague outline to capture the moment.“

Silo clock casts attractive shadows on the wall whilst performing gentle movements. It changes at every instant showing you the time passing, always in anew, wonderful way. Just like time itself Silo clock never feels the same everytime you look at it. Its name Silo comes from the sound of the word “silhouette“.

Initially the design idea was to have this time piece simply as a pure abstract form. During the design process it occurs that indication markers not only help with readability but also transformed its visual presence greatly. The 12 precision cut smoky perspex indicating markers compliment the design language of the clock itself and produce beautiful shadows with sunlight. People can choose to use the clock with or without the indicating markers.

Designer: Poetic Lab

Manufacture: Beyond Object


Dimensions: 12 cm x 40 cm H 3.5 cm

Materials: Aluminum, steel, clock movement

Finishes: Silver, Gold, Copper

Credit of the pictures: Beyond Object

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