Best New Wall Clock: Sander Mulder’s Continue Time

Moving often yields broken furniture and damaged possessions; not design concepts. But, when Dutch Designer Sander Mulder clock was severely damaged in the process of moving into a new home, “to a point where its minutes – and seconds pointer fell off the central axis and were just laying in the transparent bubble cover,” he was inspired. “Witnessing the random patterns that occurred with the hour pointer still rotating, the first concept for the Continue Time clock was born.”

Continue Time. Designed by Sander Mulder.

It reinvents the way we tell time, “continuously changing its shape during a full rotation of twelve hours”. Mulder refers to Continue Time, his fully functional clock,  as kinetic artwork.  “On this Continue Time clock, two out of the three pointers rotate around another pointer, instead of the central point on the clock face, as with traditional clocks.”  In other words, the Continue Time Clock functions a a single arm with three separate moving parts corresponding with hours, minutes and seconds. The “hour” pointer pivots around the centerpoint (as is typical);  the “minute” pointer pivots around the tip of the hour pointer, and the “second” pointer pivots around the tip of the “minute” pointer. “While creating mesmerizing patterns on your wall the pointers are still read [individually] as with any traditional clock.” 




Rather than concealing the mechanisms that make Continue Time function, they are at the forefront of the design.  As with mens watches, it’s fascinating to watch they way they work.  Continue Time is being produced as a limited edition of 40 pieces plus 1 artist proof.

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