Faceless Clock Marks Time With Sound [Video]

Faceless Clock Marks Time With Sound [Video]
Design

This simple wooden block has no visual interface, instead it chimes every half an hour like a traditional clock tower.

Emma Hutchings
  • 7 february 2012

Lisbon-based studio Cabracega and designer André Gonçalves have created a clock with no visual interface, instead using sound to mark the passage of time. USMA is a plain wooden block with time-keeping mechanisms hidden inside and it emits the chime of a traditional clock tower to signify the hour, with a single chime every half hour. Its design is inspiring as it ditches digital and opts instead for sounds of the past, and swaps its visual display for something that engages other senses. It marks time at intervals making it seem to go at a slower pace, in an attempt to make people consider the speed of urbanization.

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