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Magnetic Date Keepers

The Perpetual Calendar by Gideon Dagan Abstractly Informs the Date

— April 17, 2013 — Art & Design
At first glance, the Perpetual Calendar by Gideon Dagan may look more like a product inspired by one of Leonardo da Vinci's mechanical creations than an actual date keeper. Comprised of a circle and line, it strikes a balanced pose that many will find themselves captivated by. In fact, when mounted on a wall, people might find themselves staring at it as though it were a work of art in need of interpretation.

Available for purchase at the MoMA Store, the Perpetual Calendar by Gideon Dagan is available in two colorways: black silver and black red. Rather easy to read, it uses two small magnetic balls, one to point out a number on the line and another to signal the month on the circle. It is made out of injection-molded plastic.
Trend Themes
1. Art-inspired Date Keepers - Opportunity to create date keepers that blur the line between functionality and art.
2. Magnetic Ball Technology - Innovations in magnetic ball technology for use in other industries, such as home decor and gaming.
3. Minimalist Design - Developing more simplistic and sleek products with minimalist design.
Industry Implications
1. Home Decor - Creating magnetic ball-inspired home decor pieces beyond just calendars.
2. Stationery and Office Supplies - Incorporating magnetic ball technology into other stationery and office products, such as memo boards and organizers.
3. Toy and Gaming Industry - Developing games and puzzles utilizing magnetic ball technology for added interactivity.
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