Competition: Dezeen have teamed up with Swiss brand Punkt. to offer readers the chance to win a limited edition version of their clock by London designer Jasper Morrison, created to raise funds for recovery from the natural disasters in Japan earlier this year.
The AC 01 Clock with a red dial and a white body, symbolising the Japanese flag, was designed as part of the Punkt. For Japan: Still Time to Help charity initiative to aid reconstruction of the Tohoku region, following the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. Punkt. is giving away number 246 from the series of 500, representing the time that the earthquake struck the northeast of Japan.
The profit from the sale of the special edition clock will go to rebuild family homes and play areas in the fishing village of Maeami. The project is run by Architecture for Humanity a non-profit design services firm for communities in need.
The clock was manufactured in collaboration with product designer Jasper Morrison and Seiko and can also be bought on Punkt.’s website here. Follow Punkt. for Japan on Twitter and Facebook for updates.
This competition has now closed. The winner will be selected at random and notified by email. The winner’s name will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.
Here are some more details from Punkt.:
Punkt. for Japan: Still Time to Help
Supporting Architecture for Humanity
Punkt. for Japan: Still Time to Help is a special charity initiative to aid the reconstruction process in Japan following the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami which hit the Tohoku region in March 2011.
Since January 2011 Punkt. has been working with the Japanese company Seiko, engineering and manufacturing its second product: the AC 01 alarm clock, designed by Jasper Morrison. The AC 01 was launched at the Salone del Mobile in Milan in April 2011, just one month after the catastrophic events which struck northeast Japan. Punkt.’s business partners and friends were seriously affected.
Sensitized by these events, and confident about the potential of design when it comes to collaborative problem-solving, Punkt. conceived Punkt. for Japan: Still Time to Help in order to contribute to rebuilding the future of the affected areas in Japan.
Still Time to Help
Thanks to the generosity of Jasper Morrison’s design studio and the contribution of Seiko Clock Inc., Punkt. has designed and produced a limited edition AC 01 clock with a red dial and white body to represent the country’s flag.
This limited edition design piece is on sale in the best design shops worldwide in order to raise as much as possible for charity.
For the allocation of funds raised for this initiative Punkt. has joined forces with Architecture for Humanity (AfH), a non-profit organization founded in 1999, which seeks architectural solutions to humanitarian crisis and brings professional design services to communities in need. Since it was founded the organization has worked in more than thirty countries on projects ranging from schools, health clinics, affordable housing and long-term sustainable reconstruction.
100% of the profits from the sales of the special edition clock will go to Maeami Village Reconstruction, a project supported by AfH, to rebuild family homes and play areas in Maeami, a fishing village in the To ̄hoku region which was swept away by the tsunami in March 2011. The project will help the children and families of the small fishing village to build a brighter and more sustainable future.
Punkt. for Japan: Still Time to Help will run through to December 2011, it is also possible for visitors to make voluntary donations to Architecture for Humanity (Maeami) for the full duration of the campaign through our official website. Punkt. commits to informing donors on the project in Maeami until its completion, even in the event that it prolongs the sales of the special edition clock, which will terminate in December.
Congratulations to the winner! Bruno Peculier in France won a limited edition clock by Jasper Morrison for Punkt.