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55® NIXIE TIME ZONE

Designed and engineered in Switzerland by Adatte Design, 55® Nixie Time Zone is a time zone clock using six new old stock and genuine nixie tubes as a display.

In 2008, Adatte Design was already passionate about vintage and eclectic technology and produced a limited run of simple Nixie tube clocks for a client, using six Z566M Nixies mounted on a solid machined aluminum body made in Switzerland. It’s only recently that they rediscovered this clock and thought to make a new one.

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After a long research, they eventually found a large new old stock of Z560M tubes in East Europe, the smallest available on the market at that time. More than fifty years ago, they were used on measuring and scientific instruments and calculators, instead of the LED technology we have today. Having found so many, they logically thought to make a large time zone clock that uses 5x6 tubes. After many sketches and 3D renderings, no interesting result was obtained. They didn’t want to make just ‘another’ nixie clock and there weren’t enough tubes in stock to make a decent number of units, that’s when the breakthrough idea came: make an all-in-one time zone clock, six tubes per clock (HH:MM:SS) and a rotating dial to display the corresponding time of the five cities through an aperture. The concept was born!

After another bunch of more elaborated sketches on what they called the rotating ‘drum’ and the details of the clock, they started the 3D renderings to give it a strong visual identity and added the colors. It was all designed in their studio in Lausanne, Switzerland. The “Nixie Time Zone” clock is entirely Swiss Made. It holds Adatte design own patented system and design and uses 6 new old stock and genuine nixie tubes as a display.

Kinetic Design 55® Nixie Time Zone
  • Adatte Design
  • Dimensions: L 330 x l 80 x h 80 mm
  • Limited edition 100 pieces
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flyte

Flyte hovers in mid-air using magnetic levitation and is powered wirelessly through the air.

Combining minimalist design and magnetic magic, Flyte makes the ultimate conversation piece and the perfect design gift for any home or office.

While most light bulbs are fixed to a socket, Flyte’s energy efficient LEDs are powered through the air, providing a soft, warm white glow. Suspended in the air with almost no friction, its gentle rotating effect will keep you mesmerized in peaceful state of mind for hours. With Flyte, we’ve set the light bulb free!

Designed in Sweden, the FLYTE base is made of quarter-sawn oak and walnut wood finishes. Each unit is carefully crafted to precision using premium components inspired by minimalism and vintage design. The energy-efficient LEDs inside the shatterproof bulb have a light-up time of 50,000 hours. That’s the equivalent of 12 hours a day for 11 years, or 6 hours a day for 22 years; proving both its efficiency and functionality.

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Flyte Buckminster

FLYTE Buckminster, named after the visionary American inventor Buckminster Fuller (and also the name of the designer's cat!), features an Edison-style borosilicate glass bulb, a 7 LED star-shaped filament, a Copper cap and an aluminum ring. The base is crafted from a sustainably-sourced Walnut wood. 

  • Base Dimensions : L 128 x l 128 x h 22 mm
  • Price: HK$2800
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Flyte Manhattan

Inspired by New York City's monochrome skyline, Manhattan features an Edison style borosilicate glass bulb, a 7 LED star-shaped filament, a Chrome cap and an aluminum ring. The base is crafted from a sustainably-sourced Walnut wood.

  • Base Dimensions : L 128 x l 128 x h 22 mm
  • Price: HK$2800
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Flyte Royal

Royal features an Edison style borosilicate glass bulb, a 7 LED star-shaped filament, a Gold cap and an aluminum ring. The base is crafted from a sustainably-sourced Oak wood.

  • Base Dimensions : L 128 x l 128 x h 22 mm
  • Price: HK$2800

FINGERS MKII

Fingers Mk III by Nik Ramage for Laikingland is a fantastic, impatiently-tapping mechanical replica of Ramage’s own hand.

At the flick of a switch, the realistic digits in distinctive dark black iron drum rhythmically, until the motor is turned off again. Ramage has been a good friend of Smith for many years, describing himself as “a mechanical sculptor who makes useless machines and invents contraptions that the world didn't know it needed”.

Based in both the UK and The Netherlands, Laikingland is a creative label who designs and manufactures beautifully crafted kinetic objects that engage, and evoke a sense of play and nostalgia.

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  • Each piece is individually numbered
  • Cast Iron resin, steel and motor (Batteries included)
  • Dimensions: Human hand
  • Price: HK$8000

swinging sticks

Swinging, flowing, noiselessly circling – never stopping. The swinging sticks seem to defy gravity, to turn logic on its head.

How can they endlessly swing without ever pausing? How can the sticks circle so fluidly that they create a relaxing, and almost hypnotic effect?

The Swinging Sticks generate an illusion - almost like perpetual motion - as the sticks turn and turn noiselessly and, it would seem, in contradiction to the laws of physics.

An electrical engineer and a designer have spent several years working on this phenomenon. Besides the technical challenge, an important aspect was the development of an aesthetic in a combination of metal and wood. The Swinging Sticks are a high-quality decorative object with sophisticated entertainment value. Individually hand-made in a precision process, each set of sticks is a unique item.

Kinetic Design Aluminium sticks with wooden base (batteries included)
  • Large edition: L 51 x H 80 x D 14.5 cm, Price: HK$4500
  • Small edition: L 26,5 x H 42 x D 9,5 cm, Price: HK$3500

SOLAR ORNITHOPTER

An ornithopter (from Greek ornithos "bird" and pteron "wing") is an aircraft that flies by flapping its wings. Enn and Kaku are autonomous solar-powered ornithopters.

Kinetic Design Enn
  • Fish-like motion
  • Stainless steel, brass, polycarbonate
  • Size: L 16 x H 15 x D 5 cm
  • Price: HK$950
Kinetic Design Kaku
  • Bird-like motion
  • Stainless steel, brass, polycarbonate
  • Size: L 16 x H 15 x D 5 cm
  • Price: HK$950