Cologne – Patrick Palcic has designed a clock that uses perfume to tell the time.
Presented at this year’s IMM Cologne, the clock works by releasing a different fragrance every hour.
Aptly named There Is Something In The Air, the copper clock works by rotating slowly. When it hits the hour mark, perfume trickles through one of the 12 perforations and down the copper face, is heated and dispersed into the air. Because of the way the perfume reacts with the metal, light markings appear on the surface of the clock.
‘The olfactory clock enables the user to experience the passage of time in a different way,’ Palcic explained to Dezeen. ‘Instead of the time being read, as with other timepieces, it hangs in the air and is inhaled.’