The 'Shadowplay Clock' Tells Time Using a Circle of Light

By: David Ingram - Oct 28, 2015
References: breadedescalope & dezeen
The 'Shadowplay Clock' is a unique timepiece that sits unassumingly on the wall while it waits for human interaction.

Vienna-based design collective Breaded Escalope created this unique clock that at first glance only resembles a flat wooden ring of raised plywood containing a faint circle of light. It's the element of human interaction that's needed for the 'Shadowplay Clock' to really shine through. To tell the time, users need only to place their finger inside the center of the wooden circle.

Placing your finger in the center activates sensors that control which LED lights inside the clock will shine. Depending on the time, certain lights will be illuminated and cast a shadow off the user's fingers to mimic the hands of a clock to actually display the current time.