Cosmos Table Clock by Tong Jin (TJ) Kim

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Cosmos

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Table Clock

INSPIRATION:
The inspiration came from the universe and the planets that exist therein. The large sphere indicates the earth and the small sphere indicates the moon next the earth, which in balance of power, the moon rotating around the earth.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
"Cosmos" is a table clock that is designed to be a centerpiece of a table. The spheres on the ceramic plate rotates by movement of the clock hands under the plate with magnets attached on each end. The subtle movement of spheres will indicate the time of the day.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The balls on the ceramic plate rotates by movement of the clock hands under the plate with magnets attached on each end.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in August of 2014 at Purdue University in US and finished in end of September.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The plate and the bowl will be made out of ceramic material with glassy finish, which can reduce the friction on the surface. The metal spheres on the plate will be made out of metal, which can be rotate by the magnet on the clock hands. The clock mechanism will be an OEM part, which can be purchased by any manufacturer.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The size will be about 20 centimeter wide and 5 centimeter tall.

TAGS:
table clock, magnet clock, sphere clock, ceramic clock

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Desk research and filed research were conducted to gather information around competitive landscape, technology scouting, and design inspirations.

CHALLENGE:
It is challenging to find the right material, understanding their characteristics, and learning to build the part.

ADDED DATE:
2014-09-26 17:17:59

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Tong Jin (TJ) Kim, 2014.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Purdue University / Industrial Design

PROFILE:
The Industrial Design (ID) area at Purdue has about 100 students in the program. They offer both an undergraduate and a graduate program in ID. Purdue is unique in that it combines the professional degree with strong liberal arts education. This combination of liberal arts and professional design studies prepares students for strong leadership roles as industrial designers. Upon graduation students have worked for major corporations including: Nike, Hasbro, International Trucks, Whirlpool, Delta Faucet, General Electric, Sears, and Microsoft, to name a few. Graduates have also worked for Industrial Design consultancies including: Teams, IDEO, Insight, Worrell Design, Ziba Design, and BMW Designworks, to name a few.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Cosmos Table Clock by Tong Jin (tj) Kim is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Cosmos Table Clock by Tong Jin (tj) Kim is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2014 - 2015.



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