design : Makoto Koizumi
“kehai” embodies a slightly ambiguous sign of time. This clock was originally designed in 2004 and has now been produced.
The movement of the dimly visible hands softly conveys an ambiguous sign of time through the translucent glass. Choose from three colors, depending on the wall material, to ensure that it blends in with the space and resembles a sign. The red dot on the second hand slowly turns like an objet d’art. The thin, delicate, yet strong aluminum frame is manufactured by Takata Factory using casting technology.
– Designer’s message –
We sometimes find the presence of a clock unpleasant.
And sometimes the existence of time is also unpleasant.
So a slightly ambiguous sign of time is just fine.
- φ130 × d55mm
- Aluminum, PP(polypropylene), Glass
- Sweep Second
Photo by Ryoukan Abe
Studied under designers Choei Hara and Shigemitsu Hara. Established Koizumi Studio in 1990. In 2003, he opened Koizumi Tool Store as a place to convey his designs. He has designed everything found in daily life, from architecture to chopstick rests. At present, he is traveling across Japan to visit manufacturing sites and continue his collaboration with local communities. In 2015, he launched the general incorporated association Wazawaza and began working to restore handcrafts. Professor Emeritus at Musashino Art University. Winner of the Mainichi Design Award in 2012 and Grand Prize of the Japan Crafts Exhibition in 2015.