If you’re a regular reader of the OPUMO magazine or a regular scroller of the brand and product pages then you’ve probably noticed that we’re advocates of a less-is-more approach. We believe that the future of design will be shaped by this mindset: supporting brands that create better quality products means that we have to buy less often and a welcome side effect is that our homes are treated to products like Beyond Object’s Silo Wall Clock.
Beyond Object is a studio based in London that creates object that bridge the gap between function and art. The studio aims to provide a new way to view the objects that we use on a daily basis. While the collection may be a little confusing at first, full of unplaceable objects, it’s not long before you realise what each item actually is. The curiosity in the search for meaning and subsequent discovery is something that Beyond Object hopes to inspire with every one of its logical sculptures.
Beyond ObjectSilver Silo Wall Clock£140
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Beyond ObjectGold Silo Wall Clock£140
Beyond ObjectBlack Orbis Fruit Bowl£65
Beyond ObjectBlack Avani Candle Holder£35
Beyond ObjectSilver Lino Letter Knife£50
Beyond ObjectMatte Black Cantili Tape Dispenser£80
Beyond Object Silo Wall Clock
Although the whole Beyond Object catalogue deserves your time, the Silo Wall Clock is one item that piqued our interest. This modern wall clock is a not only a clock, but a kinetic sculpture that alters its shape through time. The pared-back design features two triangular hands that play on mathematical tangential relations, overlaying and interacting with each other throughout the day.
Though the Silo Wall Clock is a minimal design, it has the power to dominate a room in terms of attention because of its sharp angles and clean lines. This makes it extremely important to decide where to put the wall clock. We believe that the design needs space to breathe, so try to clear some room – or an entire wall – for it. The clock is most striking against a completely white backdrop because of the shadows that it throws against the wall when in use.
Along with the central clock fixture, the Silo Wall Clock comes with 12 smokey perspex markers that you can choose to position around the hands or, if you’re more of a minimalist (and care less about precision when it comes to the time), you may choose not to.