Experimental Clocks Visualize How We Percieve Time [NY Design Week 2012]
Joe Doucet's exhibit 'On Time' explores the notion of how we experience time, beyond counting seconds and minutes.
New York based designer Joe Doucet presented a new collection of objects in an exhibition called ‘On Time’ at Wanted Design 2012. Essentially a series of concept clocks, each of the pieces aims to challenge the way humans perceive time. In each of the pieces, Doucet married material exploration, craft, physics and storytelling in new ways.
One of the most contentious issues surrounding time is its effects on physical properties over the long term. What is perceived as character to one is viewed as degradation to another. The unfinished solid walnut cone will age and gain patina over the years, changing a little each day, just like ourselves. Similarly, the mirror at its base lets the user see how they change with time as well.