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Hypnotic clock design makes time stand still

time machine

You'll be staring at this clock for hours thanks to the clever optical illusion

Clocks can come in all shapes and sizes and we continue to be impressed by designers' imaginations and outputs. Portugal based designer Daniel Duarte (opens in new tab) has put together this 'Time Machine' - a product inspired by the concept of "stagnant staring".

We certainly haven't stopped staring, as its clever conceptual design is a thing of beauty. The effect is achieved by an optical illusion that results from the constant superimposition and rotation of monochrome geometric shapes.

It's crafted from plastic and PVC and uses yellow and orange arms to differentiate from the hour and minute hands. The clever design really allows this clock to stand out from the crowd.

time machine clock

time machine clock

time machine clock

See more inspiring designs over on Daniel's website (opens in new tab).

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