Gallery: Eyktir is a 24-Hour Clock Made from Biodegradable Cardboard

Photo © Héðinn Eiríksson

In the past, Icelanders told time using a traditional measurement system called Eykt – the day was split into eight Eyktir consisting of three hours each. Inspired these traditions, designer Jón Helgi Hólmgeirsson created a 24 hr Eyktir clock entirely made from biodegradable layered cardboard.

Since each Eyktir is three hours long, the day is not delineated into smaller units of time that rapidly pass. This system is said to be less stressful and more in tune with natural body rhythms. Jón Helgi Hólmgeirsson’s Eyktir clock is also lat pack, biodegradable and remarkably light.

+ Jón Helgi Hólmgeirsson

Photo © Héðinn Eiríksson


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