Acrylic Laser Cut Clock
Here at ThePrint, we have decided it’s time to laser cut some acrylic clocks. Designed and manufactured in-house, we are creating these timepieces so you can watch the hours go by in style.
our clocks are cut from 8mm perspex that is guaranteed to give you years of life from your timepiece. They have been designed and manufactured in-house. The faces are fully customised and unique . Also, any version of clock is available in any sort of coloured perspex.
The first set of 4 clocks are a varied bunch that play with the idea of how you can segment your day using a clock.
We initially looked at a full clock with only the numbers, this represents the original idea of a clock, one that is a full circle, only communicating the time by showing the hours and minutes through numbers and the turning of the hands. this would be for people who need a no-nonsense clock that is aesthetic and functional.
the Vonoroi and Horizon clocks explore the fragmentation of time. Both clocks show that time is something personal to an individual. How one breaks up their day can change day-to-day with the traditional segmentation of 12 hours. A modern and fast paced life doesn’t always breakdown into 60 minute intervals.
The Horizon clocks simulates the sun in the sky. rising, peaking and setting. In a way that corresponds with the hands of the clock moving around the circular face. This emotes a more natural and primal way of looking at the passage of time. Calling back to a time when people would plan their entire day around the motions of the sun. Waking up as the sun emerges over the horizon. Working the land until the sun reaches it’s highest point in the sky, then taking break to enjoy it full splendor. Then back to work again until the sun sets and switches places with the moon. When it’s time to retire to the comfort of home, to then repeat the cycle again. Just as the sun does.
Whist the Vonoroi clock is for the more technologically evolved people. The minutes of the day are not partitioned into equal spaces. But is more a conglomerate of smaller inter-connected pockets. For people who live life by checking the time on their phone and can be sending emails to a work client one minute to then be updating their social media the next one. all these things can be totally disconnected from one another ideologically but are all stitched together via the person performing the tasks.
The last of the 4, the cut clock, looks into the idea of missing time. do we really need to know the what time it is at all hours? This might be perfect for someone who is guilty of watching the clock when they should be busy with work. it could benefit
If during the hours you need to be productive that you are unable to see the exact passage of the minutes. To be able to see when you need to start and stop working could increase your productivity as you wont waste valuable time wondering what time it is or calculating how long you’ve been working against how long you have left to work.
Inversely, it could work better for breaks. so say you work whilst you can see the time and it’s important to be able to know so you can efficiently switch between tasks. But when it comes to time stop working and unwind, that’s when you don’t need to know the minutes and hours since this would be a period of self-reflection, enjoyment and relaxation.
all of these clocks are available online at ThePrint
and in store at lovehandmade