Lu Yicong - Design Nest

A Minimalist Gradient-Changing Wall Clock.
The clock uses a concise design language; we got rid of any unnecessary elements. In this way, the clock looks simple and balanced. Its clean, monochromatic aesthetics are soothing and easy on the eyes while the hands cast a shadow on the clock face complimenting the ambient light.

Concise, but rich in variation
The Dusk’s minimalist design hides a sophisticated mechanism that allows the whole clock face to change its shade from transparent to opaque, representing the colour of the sky. Throughout the day the Dusk will loop from dark to transparent and dark again as the sun rises, reaches its highest point and sets again.

Varied, but also natural
People are constantly aware of the time in large part due to the position of the sun and how bright it is outside. The Dusk clock’ changing colour follows this same principle. As it grows darker outside, so does the clock face.

Find joy in natural variation
The clock face colour is consistent with the changes in the sky, which makes the clock more interesting and natural. People can also feel the time via the “sky brightness” in the room, which is particularly useful in windowless rooms.

Beauty comes from harmony
Beauty is linked to harmony; this is the logic behind this design. By getting rid of any unimportant elements the clock is reduced to its basic form. And being consistent with the changes in the sky makes the variation more natural.

If “ Living in the Present” sums up your motto in life then this clock is all about it. Dusk is the first clock that continuously changes shades depending on the time of day. A visual spectacle from dusk till dawn.
People can also feel the time via the “ sky brightness” in the room, which is particularly useful in windowless rooms.

The design is everchanging. That is why we created Dusk. A timeless clock that adapts its design depending on the time of the day. When you wake up in the morning, you are greeted with a beautiful clean white slate. At night, when the sunset, your DUSK will have turned midnight black.

DUSK is easy to install and has the ability to calibrate to any time zone. The clock measures 300mm in diameter and weigh 450g. It requires just 1 AA battery to function and is made of polarized acrylic.

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