SiO2 CLOCK [ Scraping ]

design : Yuichi Nara

Diatomaceous earth is made from diatoms, a type of algae, that have accumulated on the seafloor and formed into rocks over the years. SiO2 CLOCK is made from diatomaceous earth and produced using a traditional Japanese plastering technique.
The shade of the clock’s three-dimensional shape changes every moment in natural light, allowing you to feel the passage of time. The design maximizes the material’s characteristic features and atmosphere. It is suitable as part of the interior not only of a Japanese “Wa”-style space finished with wood or plaster, but also of a modern-designed space.
(SiO2 in the clock logo is the elemental symbol for silicon dioxide, the main component of diatomaceous earth.)

SiO2 CLOCK [ Scraping ]

NY21-03 WH

NY21-03 PK

NY21-03 GY


φ285 × d40mm
Diatomaceous Earth

Scraping is a plastering technique in which the surface of the soil is scraped off with a brush or trowel before it dries and becomes hard to create a fine, uneven surface and a natural texture.

Yuichi Nara

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.

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