November 1, 2014

Daytimer: Watch by Alessi







Alessi Better known for making funky kitchenware, The Alessi designer watches are none too shabby either. Daytimer is the product of an alliance between the brand and the architect Will Alsop and Federico Grazzini, a futuristic wrist-watch in white, red, green, violet and black polyurethane with a black face and blue digital display. Alsop has recently announced his retirement from architecture to launch a career as a painter, his strong colour palette clearly visible in these new watches. Daytime is an objet for the person by Alessi and was designed by William Alsop and Federico Grazzini. It has an adaptable, docile form, which encases its technological core while at the same time it is ironic and natural. Although apparently clumsy, Daytimer wraps complacently round the wearer's wrist. Daytimer is formed of Alsop's vision of objects in the world. We see it present in the landscape; it has landed in the universe of objects, naturally, effortlessly. It has a smart, adaptable, docile form, which encases its technological core while at the same time it is ironic and natural. Although apparently clumsy, Daytimer wraps complacently round the wearer's wrist, presenting the owner with its 3D display; the OLED screen conveniently turning towards its owner and wanting to play. Daytimer wants to be owned by its wearer, although inevitably it will attract the attention of others.Daytimer polygonises a human wrist. It loves humans and it wants to be close to them. Or part of them.