Duck Timer: a practical and fun kitchen timer. Electronic kitchen timer in thermoplastic resin. Duck Timer, the electronic timer designed by Eero Aarnio, takes the form of a curious, long-necked duck. The playful and functional language, along with a form reminiscent of the animal kingdom, places Duck Timer squarely in line with one of Aarnio’s most popular approaches to design. This timer is an object for the kitchen, used in a way that recalls the way a traditional, mechanical timer is used. The time is set by rotating the central dial: clockwise sets the minutes, counterclockwise for the seconds. The typical sound of the alarm has been replaced with a funny duck quack.
- Thermoplastic resin
- Height: 13 cm / 5.1 inch
- Diameter: 9.8 cm / 3.8 inch
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Alessi Duck Timer Designed by:
- Eero Aarnio , 2013
Aarnio was - and still is - one of the pioneers in using plastic in industrial design. Plastic material set the designers free to create every shape and use every color they wanted. This gave birth to objects oscillating between function and fun - but always fascinating ones.
The finnish designer Eero Aarnio, born in 1932, studied from 1954 to 1957 at the Institute of Industrial Arts in Helsinki and started in 1962 with his own office as an interior and industrial designer. Aarnio's designs were an important aspect of 1960s popular culture, and could often be seen as part of sets in period science-fiction films
Because his designs used very simple geometric forms, they were ideal for such productions. Eero Aarnio continues to create new designs, including toys and furniture for children. Eero Aarnio opened his official webshop and first Design Eero Aarnio Showroom, in Helsinki. There you can find Aarnio`s latest design, prototypes and latest news.