Extreme Redesign Contest
Post-Secondary : 1st Place
Designer: Gabi Ritter
School: University of Art and Design Halle/Saale
Location: Burg Giebichenstein, Germany
What remains is time...
The calender is designed to be placed on a desk, to indicate the weekdays and the months. It is ment to accompany one through time.
What remains is the time...
My concern was to conceive a giveaway that is able to impart time, because how often do we not know about it. I went on in search of the suitable shape...
The challenge of this project consisted in designing a small object in a CADprogramm (Rhinoceros) and adjusting it to Rapid-Prototyping procedure. The geometry of this promotional gift laid under special focus points. I had to consider, that the supporting material, which is developed during the printing-process, can be removed afterwards, so that the function of the calender remained.
The calender can be used every year, it shows weekdays, calender days and months. Those are indicated through deepenings in the interlocked rings, which rotate around one central axis through manual handling. The indication for the current date is a deepening on both, the top and the bottom sphere which are not moveable and also form the frame. The calender is made of six segments. The first on the top followed by the four rings with the deepenings for the date and the last one, almost identical to the first, builds the sphere, one of the most perfectly and clearly shaped forms.