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Humans Since 1982 Furniture

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Stockholm, Sweden-based design studio Humans Since 1982 hijacks the original intent of trivial objects, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. Their larger projects and decor — with the latter being essentially kinetic art sculptures — see the collective experimenting with clocks, lighting, looped video, code and more in order to create wholly captivating exhibitions and works of art. 

The brainchild of German-born Bastian Bischoff, Swedish-born Per Emanuelsson and Australian engineer David Cox, Humans Since 1982 was founded in 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Bischoff and Emanuelsson met while studying art, engineering and graphic design at the University of Gothenburg. They found they shared an interest in technology and how humans interact with it in the modern world.

One of the group’s first projects was The Clock Clock, an effort to subvert clocks so that a collection of them is treated as a single art object, with the devices' hands spinning dutifully to display dazzling abstract patterns. The firm’s equally mesmerizing A Million Times series also subverts the traditional functions of timepieces, as hands of multiple analog clocks programmatically spin individually to yield similarly provocative abstract visuals. 

In 2014, the Changi Airport Group in Singapore contracted Humans Since 1982 to design a large timepiece. The result was the creation of a massive kinetic sculpture. Comprising more than 500 wall clocks, A Million Times at Changi is the world’s largest clock installation and is a breathtaking work of art. It’s also a functioning clock.

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Creator: Humans Since 1982
ClockClock 24 Black with Golden Hands by Humans Since 1982, Kinetic Sculpture
By Humans Since 1982
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
ClockClock 24 is both a kinetic sculpture and a functioning wall clock. It has been a signature piece of Humans since 1982 since it was first launched in 2016. The individual clock h...
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2010s Swedish Humans Since 1982 Furniture

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Composition, Gold Plate

Clockclock 24 White by Humans since 1982, Wall Clock
By Humans Since 1982
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
ClockClock 24 is both a kinetic sculpture and a functioning wall clock. It has been a signature piece of Humans since 1982 since it was first launched in 2016. The individual clock h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Humans Since 1982 Furniture

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Corian

ClockClock 24 Black by Humans since 1982, Kinetic Sculpture, Wall Clock
By Humans Since 1982
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
ClockClock 24 is both a kinetic sculpture and a functioning wall clock. It has been a signature piece of Humans since 1982 since it was first launched in 2016. The individual clock h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Humans Since 1982 Furniture

Materials

Corian

ClockClock 24 White with Golden Hands by Humans Since 1982, Kinetic Sculpture
By Humans Since 1982
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
ClockClock 24 is both a kinetic sculpture and a functioning wall clock. It has been a signature piece of Humans since 1982 since it was first launched in 2016. The individual clock h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Humans Since 1982 Furniture

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Composition, Gold Plate

ClockClock 24 Golden Hands 'White', Wall Sculpture by Humans Since 1982
By Humans Since 1982
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Time is constant, yet eeting. No sooner has one moment arrived than it’s gone again. And yet, we want to capture it before it passes. Clocks have always been a way to frame the prese...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Humans Since 1982 Furniture

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Cast Stone

ClockClock 24 'Grey' Kinetic Wall Sculpture by Humans Since 1982
By Humans Since 1982
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Time is constant, yet eeting. No sooner has one moment arrived than it’s gone again. And yet, we want to capture it before it passes. Clocks have always been a way to frame the prese...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Humans Since 1982 Furniture

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Cast Stone

ClockClock 24 Grey by Humans since 1982, Kinetic Sculpture, Wall Clock
By Humans Since 1982
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
ClockClock 24 is both a Kinetic sculpture and a functioning wall clock. It has been a signature piece of Humans since 1982 since it was first launched i...
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2010s Swedish Humans Since 1982 Furniture

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Composition

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