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'Just About Now' By Maarten Baas with Laikingland
Just About Now by Maarten Baas
Just About Now is a sand timer that indicates the passing of time with the sounding of a gong.

“I’ve always have an interest in ways to indicate time. In spite of the fact that time is very abstract and very relative, in the western world it’s normal to indicate time very precisely. Apart from things like train schedules or the duration of sporting games , the exact time is often irrelevant.  A coffee break, a meditation, a nap, a business meeting, they could take a few minutes longer or shorter than an exact amount of time. This is why I wanted to create a timer that bangs a gong, more or less after the amount of time you indicated.
 
“There are several objects that illustrate time in a more poetic way, like Mieke Meijers ‘Relativity’ Time pieces or my own ‘Real Time’ series, but a timer hasn’t yet been made that is adjustable and gives a sound after a while. That’s why we developed ‘Just About Now’”.
 
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Maarten Baas
Year: 2012
Materials: Oak, glass, ceramic, sand, brass.
Dimensions: Height 320mm/12.5" Width 435mm/17" Depth 185mm/7.5"
Power: Sand
Colour: Natural.
Price: £3600.00
Edition: 18 + 2 AP. Made to order.
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