design : Fumiaki Goto

Since mobile phones have been in widespread use all around us, we often check the time on things other than clocks. Nowadays, we spend more and more time unconsciously checking the time on mobile devices such as smartphones.
So what role can an analog clock play in this situation?

The initial idea for the “Bockoo” cuckoo clock was based on this question and its iconic shape and size follow those of a book.
Lemnos Inc. has developed its own cuckoo module and has been able to design a cuckoo clock more flexibly and make it much smaller. Due to its compact size, the cuckoo clock could thus be displayed in small spaces that you had not previously considered.
If you put the clock on a bookshelf, it may encourage you to look at the shelf and take your favorite book when the cuckoo tells the time. The clock would thus encourage you to substitute the checking of a mobile device for reading a book.



GF17-04 GY

GF17-04 WH


w89 × h182 × d128mm
Steel, MDF(Medium-density fibreboard), Block board
Cuckoo clock / Two-step volume control with light sensor

Fumiaki Goto

Born in 1980. He worked for a senior registered architects office, MORIYOSHI NAOTAKE ATELIER, prior to migrating to Europe. In 2009, he completed a Master’s Course at Design Academy Eindhoven (the Netherlands). He gained experience at Studio Suppanen (Finland) prior to returning to Japan. Since 2010, he has been part of a designers collective “bril” at the same time as being active as a freelance designer. In 2012, he was invited to participate in the Ambiente international trade fair in Frankfurt. In 2013, he joined the Residency Project in Sweden as an international invited artist.