Articulating squares, passive mode, beating? These things don’t sound like they have anything to do with a clock. Then again, this is no ordinary wall clock. The Swiss made Art du Temps will tell you what time it is only if you ask for it, via voice command or remote. Then, in a science fiction like ballet, the squares move around, out of the way to display a digital clock. Designed by illi and Julien Ado for designby8, it’s not just a concept and will be available for purchase soon. Just don’t expect to be comfortable with the price. To see how it works, check out the video below.

ART DU TEMPS – illi from illi on Vimeo.

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