Chime for Time
Lisbon-based design studio Cabracega and designer André Gonçalves have created a clock without a visual interface.
Usma is an unassuming wooden box that chimes every hour to signify the passage of time – shunning traditional visual interfaces altogether. The studio says the clock gives a new ambient rhythm to city living – encouraging people to slow down in the fast-paced digital age.
Resisting the pressure to make every second count, the Usma clock fits perfectly into Balanced Values Macrotrend, which explores living in a more spiritual dimension, with slower and more meaningful experiences.