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The Perspective series are five clocks composed of straight lines, each demonstrating a different approach to the dimension of time. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on January 26, 2014.

The Perspective series are five clocks composed of straight lines, each demonstrating a different approach to the dimension of time.

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We all relate to time subjectively. For some, time is a crucial part of life - a motivator, a judge, a measuring stick. For others, time serves a more fluid purpose, more of a suggestion than anything else.

We developed the Perspective Series to explore the way time is experienced by different people in different ways.

After the success of our first two clocks, we wanted to push things further, creating a series of clocks reflecting the different ways that people deal with the issues they encounter in their everyday lives.

Some people are systematic, approaching challenges step by step. Other view things from different angles, while some people focus directly on the target. We wanted to create a clock for just about everyone.

Why the Clocks Are Unique

The design of the Perspective Series focuses on the hands instead of the clock face, creating shapes that give meaning to the movement itself. 

The hands are structures of straight white lines that rotate over a plain black face, resembling a drawing study on a canvas. Each face has a slightly different ending, emphasizing its own character.

Using only the simplest form of straight lines and exploring the way they interact, the appearance of the clocks varies from minimal to complex configuration.

D Clock - Different Angles:

Timelapse (one minute)
Timelapse (one minute)

This clock is a constant reminder that objects look different, depending on a point of view. The point of view has a tremendous impact on how it’s read. Someone standing directly in front of the clock will see straight lines. But from the side, another dimension of complex shapes is revealed. Not only that the hands have another physical dimension, but they also interact with each other, with one passing through the other.

  • Hands: Hour, Minute, Seconds (3)
  • Diameter: 220mm / 8.6 Inch

K Clock - Systematic Movement:

Timelapse (one hour)
Timelapse (one hour)

The hour and minute hands of the K clock are two complex assemblies of straight lines. The lines converge to a point that represents the location of the hand. In the course of one hour, each endpoint of one hand connects to each endpoint of the other. These encounters recur 143 times in a full cycle of the clock.

  • Hands: Hour, Minute (2)
  • Diameter: 200mm / 7.9 Inch

P Clock - Burst from Inside:

Timelapse (one minute)
Timelapse (one minute)

Unlike ordinary clocks, this clock displays time as a complex three dimensional composition, bursting from the center. The hands are outline of 3D prisms that go beyond the regular face plane. The base of the P clock is cone-shaped in order to house the hands.

  • Hands: Hour, Minute, Seconds (3)
  • Diameter: 245mm / 9.6 Inc

V Clock - Focus on Target:

Timelapse (one hour)
Timelapse (one hour)

Artists in the renaissance period developed the vanishing points as a tool to represent the world with perspective. Using vanishing points, this clock gives the viewer two focal points – the hour and the minute.

  • Hands: Hour, Minute (2)
  • Diameter: 250mm / 9.8 Inch

Z Clock - Wander Around:

Timelapse (one hour)
Timelapse (one hour)

The hands of the Z clock are lines that wander around the face of the clock. This arrow shape of the hands creates many overlaps of lines, displaying various intriguing compositions.

  • Hands: Hour, Minute (2)
  • Diameter: 220mm / 8.6 Inch

We’ve been preoccupied and fascinated with time for several years, constantly exploring different, interesting ways to express the minutes, hours, seconds that pass us by and dictate the flow of our lives.

Our two previous Kickstarter projects were really successful, and helped us create the Manifold and Lithe clocks. Now we’re looking for backers to help us fund our newest, most exciting project yet.

This series was conceived 8 months ago, while we were playing with metal rods (we have plenty in our studio). We arranged them in various compositions and saw how they interact with each other. The goal was to create a "usual hand" representation without being usual.

In this process we discovered that every model had its own character, and after countless tries, variations and proportions, the best 5 designs emerged. Each has a strong aesthetic and playful presence, as well as representing a different approach to life.

In pursuit of the right material for the clocks hands, we started with welded steel, but the welding was not very accurate, and the hands were too heavy in some of the models. We tried carbon rods, that were light, but could not joint well. We realized that injected plastic would give the best results. Many models made out of ABS were 3D printed, until the right balance between structure and weight was achieved.

We teamed up with a very large clock hands manufacturer that will produce the hands. We've already worked with him in the past, when he injected other plastic hands.

The clocks movement is a sweep movements - it creates a continuous gentle motion, and known for its reliability.

The main reason we turn to Kickstarter to help fund this project is that there are 5 different molds for the hands, and 3 more for the bases. We believe these clocks function as a series and didn't want to pass on any one of them. That's why we need your help - the costs of tooling, and moreover, the MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity) of each clock are high.

The tooling phase can begin once the funding goal is reached - making molds and testing various samples until the quality we're looking for is met. Simultaneously, we'll send the survey to backers in order to get exact quantities of each clock and shipping information. After all preparations are finalized, production is supposed to begin in March.

Rewards will ship in May. We took a safety margin because problems and delays are inevitable when dealing with so many variables.

Your support is highly appreciated. We thank you for giving us the opportunity to present these products that we've been working on for a long time.

    We'd also like to thank all the wonderful people for helping with this project:

  • Elinor Portnoy - countless models and hours of concept and design.
  • Yochai Dabush - After Effects master.
  • Dan Moukatel - Wicked graphic and package design.
  • Tamar Tal - wonderful photography.
  • Kedem Shinar - providing a great location.

We hope you like our Kickstarter project. Please share it with your friends and help us spread the word!


Risks and challenges

This is not our first clock project on Kickstarter – we had two successful clocks that have started here, and are now available on the market.
Because of that, we know that mishaps and delays can occur, so we take all the measures within our power to prevent them.
We’ve worked with our suppliers in the past, so we already know and count on their quality and reliability.
The biggest risk as we see it is the possible delay that might occur when manufacturing the tooling that will mold the clocks. We’ve learned from previous experience that sending samples back and forth is time consuming.

We understand that a very important factor is transparency - no matter what challenges we face, we’ll be here to keep you posted, or answer any of your your concerns.

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FAQ

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    The Perspective clocks run using sweep mechanism, a type of movement that is constant and does not make a ticking sound.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
    Be one of the first to own a Perspective Clock. Choose ANY wall clock from the series.

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    D CLOCK - DIFFERENT ANGLES!
    ConsiDer yourself as a viewer from Different angles? Get the D clock.

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    K CLOCK - SYSTEMATIC MOVEMENT
    Trying to linK everything together? Get the K clocK.

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    16 backers

    P CLOCK - BURST FROM INSIDE!
    Feels like your head is exPloding with ideas? Get the P clock.

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    V CLOCK - FOCUS ON TARGET!
    neVer take your eyes off the prize. Get your Very own V clock.

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    10 backers

    Z CLOCK - WANDERING AROUND!
    Want to add a Zest of interest to your day? Get the Z clock.

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    33 backers

    SET OF TWO! Can't decide which one you like best? Get two different clocks to form a set.

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    20 backers

    SET OF THREE! You really like the diversity of the clocks? Get three different clocks from the series.

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    35 backers

    SET OF FIVE! You had me at Perspective.

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Funding period

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