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The Manifold Clock is beauty combined with practicality, a soft, aesthetically appealing timepiece that expresses time through shape and movement

Time, Viewed Differently

Quirky clocks by this Israel-based duo change your perception of viewing ordinary things in life.

A clock that tells time in 3D, another one whose hands are an outline of 3D prisms and one that changes shapes depending on your point of view. These are just few products that Studio Ve is proud to design, create and sell. The brains behind Studio Ve are Shay Carmon and Ben Klinger based in Tel Aviv in Israel who are product design graduates from Holon Institute of Technology, and together they create these magnificent looking clocks.

The Manifold Clock is beauty combined with practicality, a soft, aesthetically appealing timepiece that expresses time through shape and movement
The Manifold Clock is beauty combined with practicality, a soft, aesthetically
appealing timepiece that expresses time through shape and movement

Their claim to fame is also as interesting as the resourcefulness of their products. A web based platform and resource, Kickstarter which has brought millions of creative projects to life through the simple process of crowd funding also helped Shay and Ben to kick-off their first project, The Manifold Clock. Despite introducing it in 2010, and receiving love and appreciation for the same, they still required capital to improve the design and transform it into a product, i.e., taking care of design details, manufacturing process
and packaging. That’s when Kickstarter happened.

What’s special about all their clocks is that they change your perception of reading time. The Manifold Clock is beauty combined with practicality, a soft, aesthetically appealing yet modern timepiece that expresses time through shape and movement. Time, though ever changing, remains the same – the Manifold Clock espouses this property of time. The clock’s hands are connected with a piece of flexible sheet called Tyvek to create 3D movement. It’s based on the mathematical concept of Riemann surface – a one-dimensional complex manifold.

K clock
K clock

Their other creations are the Lithe Clock and the recent Perspective series of five clocks, both funded through Kickstarter. The Lithe Clock presents a new appearance of time with its long, flexible and extremely thin hands which create a smooth and soft flow, resembling a dance – rising, wilting, turning and bending.

The Perspective series comprises five clocks – D Clock, K Clock, P Clock, V Clock and Z Clock. The D Clock is a constant reminder that objects look different, depending on a point of view. If you are standing directly in front of the clock, you will see straight lines. However, for someone viewing it from the side, another dimension of complex shapes is revealed.

The hour and the minute hands of the K Clock are two complex assemblies of straight lines which converge to a point that represent the location of the hand. On the other hand, the P Clock displays time as a complex three dimensional composition, bursting from the centre. The hands are an outline of 3D prisms that go beyond the regular face plane. The V Clock uses vanishing points to give the viewer two focal points – the hour and the minute. The last clock in the series, Z Clock has hands in the form of arrows that roam around the face of the clock. With prices starting from $58 and international shipping available, this should be motive enough for you to bring home one of these beauties!

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web: www.studiove.com

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