Typology: Table Clock
Client: Diamantini & Domeniconi
The god Somnus strikes Palinurus on the temples with a branch dipped in the ?dew of Lethe,? and Aeneas? helmsman falls asleep. Known in Greek as Hypnos, the god of sleep glides down from the heavenly places in a swirl of dark air which dispels the shadows. Then, according to Virgil, one of the great poets of antiquity, he soars up and vanishes into the night.
The god Hypnos ? Ipno ? is the son of night. TThe name is apt for this furnishing accessory, because has an almost hypnotic feature created with a internal pendulum. Functioning as a balance, this sways the case in perpetual motion and transforms Ipno into a ?rocking? clock. It is like a contemporary evolution of the pendulum clock of past ages, but wry, dynamic and creative. Here at long last is a clock free to move in space and support its own harmonic motion. It need not be wall-mounted, but can stand alone.