Blank Wall Clock by Martí Guixé for Alessi


Catalan designer Martí Guixé has created a wall clock for Italian design brand Alessi with no markings and a dry-wipe surface.

Guixé intends users to write on the face and hands of the clock with a wipe-clean pen.

Earlier Dezeen stories about Martí Guixé:

Chairs & Fireworks (September 2009)
Xarxa Sofa for Danese (August 2009)
Cau Sospensione for Danese (August 2009)

Here's a bit of text from Alessi:

Alessi – Marti Guixè

Objects have become tools for perceiving reality of every day, and also for communicating not only with objects, but also with other people through the objects. This collection is based on new typologies revolving around this concept.

24h sentence maker wall clock

A way to measure time with sentences. The different hours are words and the word IS is written in the middle of the clock. A new sentence every hour, 24 sentences a day.

Blank Wall Clock

A wall clock with a pen: you can write, draw and erase it easily according to your perception of time and graphics.

  • carl auboeck

    time sends us down the highway of life it seems .. this design opens anarchic spaces to open up the athmosphere for us a little ..
    thank you – will see to it to have it around the studios.

  • AJ

    WOW! This is pretty cool

  • tiffany

    super nice! Typically Marti Guixè. Well done.

  • Srch

    This catalan rlz!

  • mil

    Interior desing for kids?

  • brian

    whats happened to Guixe usually so original this has been done two years ago

  • capsar

    nice and simple

  • rona


  • yoyo

    it’s an RCA project from 2 years ago, check

  • Katy

    w00t! Now I can bend time to my will.

  • Xit

    I think this ‘Blackboard clock’ concept predecedes RCA etc and is an old idea like most, here are some examples

    What is good is the flip into a ‘Whiteboard clock’, giving it a clean look, a good product inviting interaction.

  • cv

    been done before. fuck it. guixe is as original as they come.

  • Maham Z

    Brilliant! I love it!!!!!!!

  • asdfghjkl

    Nice comment cv.

    I think when an idea has been ‘done before’ -as this one obviously has – it shows that it’s probably quite an obvious design – not stolen from one person to another.

    I had this in my sketchbook a few years ago… just like lots of other students did too. It’s cute. But not very interesting… and really pretty obvious – which is why most people left it in their sketchbook. Guixe’s got an amazing body of work – and this is a just a glitch….(that lamp and sofa he did recently were a bit lame too no? ).

    We need a bit more of the James Dean, Marti. A bit more Sid Vicious…

  • Prof. Z.

    I like Guixé but here he is a (small) Ben (Vautier): Ben is Big Ben

  • Sarah Clock

    Those are too cute!