CLEPSYDRA

A time measuring lamp.


This lighting object is a new take on ancient water clocks. It consists of two hand blown glass containers fitted together. The upper one accommodates water that outflows into the receiving one that is placed on a light source.     As the drops percolate, they create illuminating water ripples. When the bottom container gradually fills with water, time takes on a different dimension. The light radiates in the water exuding aesthetic properties of this timepiece.

When the upper container is empty, simply turn the timekeeper to restart the process.

 

Presented at Salone Satellite, Milan design week 2014

 

Credits: All rights reserved Arturo Erbsman / 2017