on this figure, we designed the Starry Pendulum clock:
glance the Starry Pendulum is a normal table 70cm (27.5") in diameter,
with 4 feet and a top which looks like a mirror.
closer inspection one discovers that there is one point where
you can see through the reflecting table top, because the compartment
beneath (on the perimeter of the round table top) is illuminated.
Every hour during the day has its compartment, and the owner of
the table can fill the 24 compartments with things that have meaning
to him or her. With hour-lillies of course, but also with beautiful
stones, photos, miniatures,...
Starry Pendulum clock becomes something individual to its owner.
look even closer, you will see a small point of light that twinkles
like a star and very slowly by the minute moves away from the
illuminated compartment towards the opposite edge of the table
top. As soon as it reaches the other end, the light in the previous
compartment goes out and the new compartment is illuminated for
the coming hour.
the spyglass tabletop reveals the 24 hour compartments as well
as the technology for the twinkling, oscillating and rotating
24 hour compartments are arranged around the perimeter of the
Inside you can see 60 white light emitting diodes which make up
the twinkling star and its motion. These are attached to a virtually
noiseless motor that guides the path of the star to each of the
24 hour compartments within the span of a 24 hour day.
The entire Starry Pendulum clock is maintenance-free. Not even
the lamps have to be changed, since the Starry Pendulum uses only
the most modern, bright white LEDs (life expectancy 10...100 years).
Starry Pendulum clock is offered at a price of 4700€.
the time of day as follows:
position of the twinkling star indicates the minutes
illuminated compartment represents an hour.
In addition the hour (e.g. . 15") is indicated by a small digital
whichever compartment is currently illuminated.
Starry Pendulum clock can be seen at the following locations:
und Michael-Ende Exhibition, Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin, 2/24/2001
Kunsthaus Hahn, Apostelnstr. 12, 50667 Köln, Tel. 0221 9259340
Villa Vogelsang - Hotel
im Park, Antonienallee 1, 45279 Essen
(we are seeking another 5 galleries or so in other cities)
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