MoMA Timesphere Clock by Gideon Dagan
MoMA Timesphere wall clock
The pure minimalist Timesphere wall clock was designed in 2002 by Gideon Dagan for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). A seemingly gravity-resistant ball floats around the dial of this spectacular clock and displays the time. The stunning rather magic effect is achieved by a rotating magnetic mechanism which holds and moves the red ball. A high-torque precision quartz movement ensures the accurate time indication.
The MoMa Timesphere wall clock demonstrates how time can be displayed playfully in a new aesthetic.
It also shows us that in our hectic times, it is sometimes appropriate to show the quiet passage of time without pretending to be overly accurate.
MoMA has a long history of documenting clocks from the modern era and exhibiting them in the museum's permanent collection.
The main image shown reads approximately 1:55.
Specifications MoMA Timesphere wall clock
- Size: diameter 24.00 cm
- Weight: 200 grams
- Material: Injection-molded ABS plastic
- Extra strong quartz movement
- Battery type 1 x LR6 AA Mignon 1.5V
- Colours: White Dial, Red Ball
- © 2007 The Museum of Modern Art
The award winning designer and inventor was born in Israel, studied design at the Holon Institute of Technology and graduated in Industrial Design from the Tel Aviv University.
Best known for his innovative Perpetual Calendar and Timesphere Clock designed for The Museum of Modern Art, Dagan's work is noted for its contemporary, pure minimalist and functional design.