Tag Archives: Minimalist

Xtal Smart hides its true power below a sleek black surface.

Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says: This is the smart edition of my Xtal concept. People who saw it in the Design Studio Blog like the futuristic look, a combination of the simple shape and the cryptic numbers. Adding some smartness could make a good product.

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Mercury analogue watch with liquid metal time telling

Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: I wanted to come up with a back to basics analogue design with a hint of sci-fi which would be easy to make and traditional in its time telling. “Mercury” was born.

The time telling is traditional analogue using off the shelf movements. This twist in this case is that the hands and markers are organic in form and look like that they are a splat or splash of liquid metal or some kind of gelatinous alien lifeform.

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MK-1 WEAPON watch displays alien countdown

Design submitted by Valentin from the USA.

Valentin says: I came up with this design when i was in a meeting and my friend asked me for the time, so i showed him the time with my my fingers using my left hand. I know its kinda corny the way i came up with this lol but i think it works. I called it MK-1 WEAPON. Being a alien weapon, i decided on one of the color schemes to represent master chief from halo.

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Vortex watch has the time sucked into a hole

Design submitted by Valentin from the USA.

Valentin says: The polygon is my favorite shape so I decided to make a watch with a polygon led format, I called it Vortex.

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Swirl II re-invents the analogue watch

Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: I was making a working clock of my original SWIRL watch concept as a little project and realised that the concept could be made easier to read by dividing the time telling into two or three displays rather than the single one on the original version, SWIRL II was born.

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Discreet & minimal watch with natural materials

Design submitted by Jacques from The Netherlands.

Jacques says: In a quest for a minimalistic watch I excluded all time reading functionality from the front of the watch and placed it on the side.

It’s actually just a very minimalistic watch on where the time can be read on the side. The dot light represents the hour hand and the ring light the minute hand. The time can be read rather easy but this of course also depends on the hour of the day.

The time reading functionality on the side leaving the front blank, creates a surprising effect, compared to the many watches that have frontal displays with numerous clocks and pointers etc.

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ITO•E watch draws the time with a continuous line. (update)

Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says: Since my first ITO design (my second blog entry) I thought about alternatives, especially when it comes to feasibility.

Adapted to what’s possible today, the ITO•E uses a color filmed segmented epaper display embedded in a structured silicone unibody.

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