duck timer

duck timer

duck timer

Design Eero Aarnio, 2011
Thermoplastic resin
Made by Alessi

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.

3.8" dia. | 5.1" h | available in black, white or yellow.

$62.00 + $9.00 shipping in the continental U.S.
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Eero Aarnio

Eero Aarnio of Helsinki introduced his Ball Chair in 1963, one year after starting his own office. He followed suit with his Bubble Chair, floating Pastil Chair, and Tomato Chair. Using mostly plastic and fiberglass (though he would later abandon fiberglass due to its potential danger to manufacturers), Aarnio’s chairs implemented simple geometric forms and were thus popular as set pieces in 1960s science fiction films, and remain recognizable as such. Many of his furniture designs display a playful element, and currently Aarnio’s new designs include toys, children’s furniture, and combinations of both.
Alessi was founded in 1921 by Giovanni Alessi to produce crafted metal products for eating and drinking. In 1935, Carlo Alessi, son of Giovanni, was named chief designer. In 1945, he ascended to chief executive and designed the coffee service Bombé, an industrial piece manufactured in four sizes. That same year Carlo's younger brother, Ettore Alessi, joined the company as a technician. By the 1980s, Alberto Alessi took over the management of Alessi and launched the Alessi company into the design decade through collaborations with designers such as Philippe Starck and his playful three-legged Juicy Salif citrus squeezer.
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2 duck timer
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1 duck timer
  • yellow

$62.00