About this project
STORY is a levitating timepiece that orbits around a wooden base, counting the hours, minutes or even years.
STORY is more than just a clock; it’s a unique way to visualize time. Customize its orbit via a mobile app or manually. Set it to one minute or one year, its up to you.
An intricate dance of magnetic magic guides the chrome sphere while it moves around its orbit. Set a future date and STORY will travel one full orbit until you reach your destination.
Starting at the 12 O’Clock position, STORY will complete one full orbit at the interval of your choice.
A special moment in life deserves its own way of telling its story as it unfolds. A new home, a new member in the family, a marathon, the most anticipated vacation to travel the world.
Watch time being counted in a surprising way: with a defying gravity clock. The floating chrome sphere represents the hour, telling the time as it levitates around its wooden base.
STORY also works for your short term daily activities as well. A 1 hour meeting at the office? Use the TIMER mode and let STORY count it for you.
Need to see the exact time? STORY's LED matrix display illuminates through the surface of the wood. The LED Matrix Display can be set to permanently ON, OFF or display through motion.
For extended features, connect STORY to the cloud for using our mobile app and illuminate realtime meteorological data thorough STORY's backlit display.
- Display Moon Phases
- Illuminate Sunrise / Sunset
- Display Temperature through color
Additional custom features
STORY can levitate horizontally, vertically or at a 60 degree angle.
Base Diameter: 268mm (10.5")Base Height: 42.5mm (1.7")Chrome Sphere Diameter: 16mm (0.6")Textile cable length: 2m (78")Base Weight: 2.0kg (4.4lbs)AC Adapter: Input 100-240V - 50/60Hz; Output 15V 1A(Global voltage compatible)
FLYTE is an innovation and design company who’s aim is to create levitating art and design products that inspire people all over the world. Designed by Simon Morris, STORY is the third collection from the FLYTE team.
Every year, TIME selects the best inventions that are making the world better, smarter and — in some cases — a little more fun.¨ FLYTE LIGHT, the first creation of the Flyte team was in this prestigious list in 2016.
Thanks to the awesome Flyte team, our backers, friends & family for helping set our ideas free. Thanks Richard Lawrie for photography, Natalie Perez for filming and editing, Victor Nyman for drone operation, Kristofer Hedlund for being the ball, Babak Shermond for event planning in Stockholm, Henrique Araujo for motion graphics, Rodrigo Bardin for great creative collaboration and Nigam Acharya for his knowledge and insight. Special thanks to David Sandberg (http://www.kungfury.com), Mattias Andersson, Henning Sandström & Ricard Rinaldo (www.anderssonmattias.com / www.henningsandstrom.com for the amazing intro footage of the floating sphere that helped our movie go beyond magical. Finally, thanks the kind people @Kickstarter for always believing and supporting us and helping us turn our ideas into a reality.
Risks and challenges
With two successful Kickstarter campaigns we have worked diligently to bring ideas into mass production and delivered within the stated deadline. That said, every project presents unique challenges and obstacles may arise outside our control. STORY is a unique device resulting from years of research and iterations. If delays may arise, communication is always our priority. We've come a long way, gained invaluable experience and learned about the production process. We are thrilled to be on this journey again. We take your pledge seriously and have gained the trust from our great community reflected in the many positive comments we've received.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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