Kensho Miyoshi-Hamon Clock
At Design Interviews
Interview with Kensho Miyoshi : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Kensho Miyoshi : Hamon is a clock made of a flat round chinaware and water. The hands of the clock rotate and gently ruffle the water every second. The behavior of the water surface is a continuous overlap of the ripples produced from past to present. The uniqueness of this clock is to show not only the present time but also the accumulation and attenuation of time which is indicated by the water surface changing every moment. Hamon is named after Japanese word 'hamon', which means ripples. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Kensho Miyoshi : Undecided. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Kensho Miyoshi : A month. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Kensho Miyoshi : I have always been thinking about the structure of time and had a sense to feel time as something that accumulates. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Kensho Miyoshi : The uniqueness of my design is to show not only the present time but also the accumulation and attenuation of time which is indicated by the water surface changing every moment. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Kensho Miyoshi : Waterproofing electric modules of clock was the biggest challenge of this design. The movement is controlled by an external micro controller because the electronic board inside the movement get flooded to be useless. The movement attached at the back of the chinaware is coated with sealant. .
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