Three recent architecture graduates from Arizona who set up shop in Manhattan a year ago are in the initial stages of their Para Clocks project. Inspired by radial geometry found in architecture and textiles in cultures the world over, architectural designers Brian, John, and Lindsey Lee, of LeeLABS, have created a series of wall clocks based on these patterns. Combining digital technology with traditional craftsmanship, LeeLABS uses parametric software with different algorithms to create unique patterns. These patterns are then routed out to create a plastic mold, in which a specially formulated concrete, both strong and light, is poured, to create the finished product.
Through the on-line creative project funding platform, Kickstarter, LeeLABS have successfully funded the first stage of their Para Clocks project which has enabled them to produce a small batch of clocks. The second stage of the project is where it gets really exciting. The mobile app they plan to develop will put the design process directly in the hands of the consumer, giving them the opportunity to create their own unique pattern from endless combinations of algorithms. Since LeeLABS surpassed their original goal of $5,000 by over 300%, they’ve been able to rent a space in Brooklyn where they will develop the application for their website.
Visit Paraclocks to pre-order your clock (international shipping available) with a choice of seven different patterns in three sizes. To keep tabs on their progress of the development of their clock customisation app, visit LeeLABS’ Kickstarter campaign page.
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