Beat the Time

Don't know what to do with that old vase of yours? Georgios Maridakis has got an idea.
Sevres Vase Clock

Inspired in the remarkable sound qualities of porcelain, greek designer Georgios Maridakis has created an intriguing clock that tells time through the delicate chimes of porcelain when a wood hammer hits it. 
 Actually, since the designer only provides the adjustable base, made of a copper plate and a small medieval-machinery looking hammer made of wood; the type and size of the vase that you decide to use will determine the resulting sound. Keep in mind that whatever vase you choose to use, eventually, it will break. 
Despite the fact that this object steps closer to art than it does to the industrial production logics, we like its provocative nature: this clock does to the vase what time does to us.

Sevres Vase Clock
  Sevres Vase Clock

Sevres Vase Clock 
Year: 2009
Materials: copper, porcelain and wood

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