design : Yuichi Nara
The Birdhouse Clock is a cuckoo clock that tells the time with a lovely sound and the murmur of a brook. The form of a simple birdhouse with a triangular roof was made by assembling basswood plywood. Choose from two different types: Natural, with the soft grain visible, and White, which sets off the shape of the house. The numeric font on the clock can be seen clearly even with its modest style, and the metal hands become an accent. An intelligent light sensor built into the clock will automatically turn off the cuckoo’s movement when it is dark so as not to disturb you at night. She will then wake you up as the morning sunlight enters your room.
- w181 × h268 × d98mm
- Cuckoo clock / Two-step volume control with light sensor
Born in Tokyo, 1977. In 1999, he graduated from the Construction Department Architecture Course at Yokohama National University. Moved to Italy in 2000. Began designing following a period working at a glass studio and an architect’s office in Venice. In 2006, graduated from Venezia Construction University. During a trip to Noto, Japan, he was so impressed with the richness of the nature and lifestyle, he decided to return to Japan and moved to Notojima. In 2007, he established the Noto design office. Studying local materials and learning local techniques and applying them to his work, he attempts to design products that enrich everyday life. Alongside his design activities, he also grows rice in a rented untilled paddy field.