James Tobin aims to silence wall clocks once and for all with his new Mhin Clock. The Mhin Clock is a silent time-teller that keeps track of hours and minutes using a bar graph-like setup.
Hours are measured on the top portion of the graph while minutes are measured on the bottom. Time is told by counting up the amount of dashes covered by the bars. The body of the clock is ceramic while the time dashes are metal and the bars are rubber. Despite the fact that you have to put in a little work to tell the time on the Mhin Clock (those dashes aren't going to count themselves), this is still a very solid design. Check out the video to see James Tobin's clock in action.
The Mhin Clock Creatively and Quietly Keeps the Time
1. Silent Wall Clocks - A trend towards clocks that silently keep time and rely on visual cues for telling the time, disrupting traditional clock designs.
2. Bar Graph Timekeeping - A trend towards using bar graphs to display time, creating new opportunities for innovative clock designs that prioritize visual interest and simplicity over traditional clock faces.
3. Ceramic Clock Bodies - A trend towards using ceramic as the primary material for clock bodies, offering a more durable and unique alternative to traditional clock materials like plastic or metal.
1. Home Goods - Manufacturers and retailers of home goods can capitalize on the trend towards silent wall clocks by offering more modern and visually interesting designs that prioritize simplicity and ease of use.
2. Office Supplies - Office suppliers can capitalize on the trend towards bar graph timekeeping by offering new time-telling products that prioritize simplicity and visual interest over traditional clock faces and numbers.
3. Ceramics Manufacturing - Ceramics manufacturers can capitalize on the trend towards ceramic clock bodies by developing unique and durable clock designs that incorporate this versatile material in new and innovative ways.