Sean Yu and Yi-ting Cheng began in 2005 with a desire to create items in both metal and concrete. Inspired by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, the duo set out to rethink ways to use such an industrial material like concrete to make like clocks and pens.
The has a concrete structure where the face spirals around and down like a staircase. The hands create shadows as them move around the tiered down face. The idea behind the clock is to connect time and space – i.e., the fourth dimension.
The is contoured in its shape, which makes for easy gripping. Since concrete changes over time, the jagged edges will smooth out the more you use it.
The heavy is fatter in the middle making it easy to grip when you’re in the throws of sketching.