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
Designer: Georgios Maridakis
Materials: copper, porcelain and wood