Battery Time Included

Let’s discuss the pieces of a clock, shall we? There’s the front, which has at least one hand, then more than likely 12 tics around the edge to show the hour. Between the front and the back there is a mechanism which turns the clock hand or hands, then on the back this mechanism reveals itself to either be activated by winding, socket power, or battery. What if this perfectly tiny amount of elements could be reduced even further? Designer Giha Woo thinks so, taking away completely the tics on the front, replacing the hands of the clock with the batteries that run it!

How super, how modern. Apartments around the world are stripped down to their bare essentials, pipes and lines showing all over, and sold for twice the price. Grandmother’s wooden shelves with lace padding are converted to a single metal piece. Skateboards that’ve always had four wheels are reduced to a perfect two. Welcome to the future of minimalistic stripping of parts. It’s so pretty, bare, and essential.

Woo calls this clock the “Front and Back” because really, who says one has to be one and the other not the other? Woo is that kind of switcher. Keep on flipping, Woo!

Designer: Giha Woo

12 Comments

  • @SmashDde says:

    I really like this clock. For a decent price it would be an insta-buy 🙂 and if you do not like the look of your batteries you always have the option to cover them with colored tape or colored casing/mantle made of cardboard or silicon – or just spin them around so the part that faces you fits your needs. Any special edition batteries on their way with one half colored the other with the brand name and usage instructions? 🙂

  • @SmashDde says:

    I really like this clock. For a decent price it would be an insta-buy 🙂 and if you do not like the look of your batteries you always have the option to cover them with colored tape or colored casing/mantle made of cardboard or silicon – or just spin them around so the part that faces you fits your needs. Any special edition batteries on their way with one half colored the other with the brand name and usage instructions? 🙂

  • anon says:

    I like the idea – the batteries become a great comment on pop culture but may need a larger motor than standard clocks to help drive the weight of the batteries & their enclosure.

  • anon says:

    I like the idea – the batteries become a great comment on pop culture but may need a larger motor than standard clocks to help drive the weight of the batteries & their enclosure.

  • shushu says:

    great concept!
    now i must shop for great looking batteries lol

  • shushu says:

    great concept!
    now i must shop for great looking batteries lol

  • jooho says:

    so gooooooooood!

  • jooho says:

    so gooooooooood!

  • JRobson says:

    Inspiring!

  • JRobson says:

    Inspiring!

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