Oscar Diaz, Ink calendar
Oscar Diaz, Ink calendar
Siren Elise Wilhelmsen, 365 Knitting clock
Siren Elise Wilhelmsen, 365 Knitting clock
Patrick Frey, Gregor calendar
Patrick Frey, Gregor calendar
Susanna Hertrich, Chrono Shredder
Susanna Hertrich, Chrono Shredder

Right now we have here small selection of four contemporary calendar designs. There are not ordinary ones, but really experimental and conceptual. Time is something different here.

Four experimental objects present four different ways of chronology and thinking about the time and its processes and materialization.

Maybe the most famous design of this group is the Ink calendar by Oscar Diaz which we have presented in OKOLO Next Step issue as well. Time and numeration of the days is presenting thanks to ink which slowly tints numbers of the calendar and shows its dates. The result is the paper calendar plate of the colorful numbers dedicated to the individual days.

Similar approach we can see in the 365 Knitting clock by Siren Elisen Wilhelmsen. Her one year clock are based on the theme of the growth. "The clock houses a circular knitting machine with 48 needles, a thread spool, a thread holder and roll of yarn. moving in clockwise direction, one day leads to a complete round, while a year gives users 2 meters of a complete scarf.", as designer says about her experimental design.

The knitting is the main idea of the Gregor calendar by designer, Patrick Frey, as well. His system is total opposite from 365 Knitting clock. While Wilhelmsen`s product is based on the production of the scarf, Frey has developed calendar which is missing day by day. Every day one stitch is unwind. At the end of the year whole calendar will disappear and you have a ball of thread instead of it.

The last design is more funny than the others. Designer and artist, Susanna Hertrich, has developed her Chrono Shredder which shreds each passing day of the calendar. The current day is showing in the box, while all passing days are shredded up to curl in a heap on the floor.