The Melancholia Wall Timepiece is Inspired by Lars Von Trier's Films

By: Misel Saban - Jan 28, 2016
References: kibardindesign & hypebeast
Playing off of themes of time and the effect it has on the human mind is the Melancholia wall timepiece design by Kibardin that bases the aesthetic of this minimalist clock on films by Lars Von Trier. The clock encapsulates elements of existentialism and the notions of ending time in an aesthetic that disrupts the traditional design.

The Melancholia clock is inspired by many of Trier's dark and perhaps pessimistic cinematic works that centre around the ending of time. The clock features a design lacking in hands or numbers, giving the viewer the sense of endless time passing and perhaps an impairing doom. The clock is circular in shape with a series of small dials that function to show the hour without being the focal point of the design; almost appearing invisible to give the sense of nothingness.