We collaborate with a local designer in different cities around the world to create a timepiece together. Each watch will feature a unique design that represents the designer’s view on passing time.
Jiwoong Jung - Hidden Time Watch
“My research on how to naturally pass time began with how hiding occurs in nature, which led me to one of the best known examples––the chameleon’s protective color. Their defense mechanism is a kind of optical illusion, but a simple and effective way to have two things together naturally when superimposed.” ––Jiwoong Jung
About Jiwoong Jung:
Jiwoong Jung born in 1986, South Korea. He studied a BA industrial design at the Seoul National University of Science and Technology(SNUT), graduating in 2013. Jiwoong Jung currently based in Seoul, South Korea where he lives and continues producing his design works. He works on various projects ranging from lighting and furniture to product and personal project.
ORDER design - Order watch
"We created time in the simplest form" - Order
Order was founded by Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth in 2017. Order is a design office specializing in brand identity. Their approach is research-based, systematic, and practical. The result is work that has utility and longevity for the people and businesses that will use it.
Ji Lee - Redundant watch
“When I was a graphic design student many years ago,I had a class project to design a clock. There have been so many great designs in the past that I couldn’t really think about anything original. Then,I had the most obvious idea and designed this Redundant Clock.” – Ji Lee
Ji Lee is a New York based designer born in Korea and raised in Brazil. Named as one of the 50 most important designers in America by the Fast Company, Ji’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Wired, BBC, The Guardian among others. He is also a Communication Designer at Facebook, and former designer and creative director at the Google Creative Lab, who is known for his illustrations and public-art projects. He also teaches at the School of Visual Arts.
TDF - 10 years of TDF
Since 2012, TDF has been making quality, accessible and interesting typefaces. TDF is a hand-picked international team of type designers who strive to provide all designers with a quality resource of curated typefaces that is constantly evolving.
To celebrate our 10 year anniversary of The Designers Foundry, TDF collaborated with David Einwaller to produce a custom TDF clock for our office. The design features Tomato Grotesk and Romek, both designed by Andrea Biggio.
JK - The Spinning beach ball
Joe Kwan (JK) is the co-founder and creative director of Anicorn Watches. His work has been recognized and celebrated in esteemed design competitions globally, including the British D&AD Award, Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual Awards, Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA), and the Hong Kong Designers Association Award. In 2014, he was honored with the title of '100 Outstanding Chinese Designers (Under 30)' by the Shanghai Designer Club.
Nik Bentel Studio
Nik Bentel Studio is a team of designers based in NYC. The studio’s goal is to release limited edition performative objects. These can range from furniture, clothing, hand bags, homeware items and toys. These releases are often done as collaborations.