Othr's tactile Perpetuum calendar tempts users away from their smartphones

Othr's tactile Perpetuum calendar aims to tempt users away from their smartphones

3D-printed homeware brand Othr has added to its growing range with an analogue calendar designed to counter the prevalence of digital schedules.

Perpetuum Calendar by Studio Yonoh

The calendar, which was designed by Spanish studio Yonoh, nods to "the architecture of the industrial boom". Its three ridges mark the month and day, forming a sawtoothed profile that references the roofs of factories built in the 1920s and 1930s.

"The calendar's 3D-printed fabric base emulates the era's move towards the synthetic, gracefully guiding an antiquated material into the 21st century," said Othr, which launched in May 2016.

Perpetuum Calendar by Studio Yonoh

A pair of metallic pointed markers sits neatly in the calendar's two grooves, encouraging the owner to interact on a daily basis in order to stay up to date. The calendar, which can be used in perpetuity, aims to divert attention "away from the screen and into the physical world".

The calendar is available in two colour combinations: gold and grey, or black and gold. Each component is made from 3D-printed nylon and metallic plastic.

Perpetuum Calendar by Studio Yonoh

Studio Yonoh, which was founded by Clara del Portillo and Alex Selma ten years ago, has also designed pieces for Sancal and created a chair for energy company Repsol based on its white, red and orange logo.

Othr has launched several 3D-printed products since its launch, partnering with designers including Philippe Malouin and Claesson Koivisto Rune.

Perpetuum Calendar by Studio Yonoh

"We are attempting to create the first well-designed consumer objects of the third industrial revolution," founder Joe Doucet told Dezeen.

"We are using the technology to disrupt the current supply chain involved in producing goods, not to create crazy new forms."

Other Othr products include a wine tilt that keeps bottles at the perfect angle for optimum aeration, a gridded tea set and a bowl printed in steel or porcelain.

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Perpetuum Calendar by Studio Yonoh
Perpetuum Calendar by Studio Yonoh