Hazel Saunderson

365 Knitting Clock Creates a New Scarf Each Year

by , 04/18/11

knitting, clock, design, art, green design, milan, salone satellite, sustainable design, green design, green furnishings

Time often seems to fly past with the ticking hands of a clock — but this intriguing 365 Knitting Clock unveiled by Norwegian designer Siren Elise Wilhelmsen at the Milan Furniture Fair turns traditional time telling on its head. Wilhelmsen swapped numbers for wool yarns to visualize time in a new physical form that changes and develops as days pass — the clock will knit a 2 meter long scarf over the course of a year. The un-knitted thread is also placed on display as a sign of how much time is left of the current year. Often products that create strong emotional attachments are more likely to survive in today’s throwaway society, and we think that the 365 Knitting Clock is a great example of multifunctional design that resonates with the passage of time.

+ Siren Elise Wilhelmsen

+ Milan Furniture Fair

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9 Comments

  1. Christopher Conner March 20, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I would love to have one. It would have to have something covering to finished product like a plastic case about 1 foot down, so it would fold and be protected from the environment it is being made in. Would suck to have a years worth of smoke from cigarettes or dust and bacon grease build up.

  2. jhante jhante March 4, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    I would buy one. Very cool design.

  3. Eileen Franklin February 29, 2012 at 7:55 am

    A great idea , I hope to see them when they can be bought . It would be a great gift for my Mum and we would add a new woll every month. Can’t wait.

  4. Hazel Saunderson Hazel Saunderson May 12, 2011 at 6:12 am

    Just a quick response to say that the clock is still only a prototype and not for sale at the moment.

    However, Siren has stated that any news about a possible sales edition will be posted on her website http://www.sirenelisewilhelmsen.com

  5. rdhooge April 20, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Yeah, great. What time is it on the clock in the picture? March?

  6. loebs5 April 19, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Yes, where can I get one?!?

  7. Ging April 19, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    I would love to have one of these. Such a fun idea!

  8. williedanac April 19, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    where can I get one of these?

  9. JaneJ April 19, 2011 at 10:31 am

    This is very cool; is it offered for sale anywhere?

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