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腕上的建築:水泥錶上廻旋的四度空間 The Architecture on the Wrist: The four-dimensional design of space

Updated: May 4, 2018

越無法捉緊的東西,越令人有想像空間,例如是時間。那到底有什麼才能經得起時間的考驗?

由台灣22 Design Studio首創的「四度空間機械錶」,把空間和時間共存的概念結合成腕錶產品。融合建築學的設計概念,水泥錶面將旋轉樓梯的立體元素帶進腕錶設計中,以空間中的十二階對應時間的十二時。要把抽象的時間與空間實體化,不僅在構思產品上非常有考驗,在實踐上亦相當有挑戰性 。

The more intangible an idea or an object is there will be more empty space for imagination created by its Intangibility. The concept of time is an example. What can stand the test of time?

The “Mechanical Watch of Four Dimensional Space”, pioneered by "22 Design Studio" of Taiwan combines the concept of the coexistence of space and time into the design of a watch. It injects an architectural concept of space, a revolutionary three-dimensional spiral staircase into the design of the watch face, with the twelve steps of the staircase in space corresponding to the twelve-hour division of the watch. The abstract concept of time is manifested concretely by this revolutionary watch face design. Not only is the design original and ingenious but it is also very challenging in its production.


文/ 特約編輯: Savern Bleu 塞豆窿

譯:George Ho

22 Design Studio 是土生土長的台灣設計品牌,以匠心追求生活品味,亦對都市建築富有熱情和幻想。他們崇尚簡約設計,希望以單純的材質製作具生活態度的產品。皆以水泥為主軸心,他們的設計品橫跨手錶、書寫工具 、文具及首飾。品牌源於 2007年,設計師游聲堯於日本旅遊時看到建築師安藤忠雄的清水混泥土建築,因而受到巨大的靈感啟發 。回國後創造出22™的第一個產品:水泥戒指 。後來在網上募資, 並經過近兩年的籌備時間, 推出其代表作:「四度空間水泥機械錶」。作品更獲得知名媒體如紐約時報和 Monocle報導,備受矚目 。

22 Design Studio is a Taiwanese design brand, their craft focuses on living style with imagination and passion extends from urban architecture. They admire minimal designs and hope to create a line of lifestyle products with simple materials. All of their products use the symbol of modern architecture, cement as their main theme. This design conception originated in 2007, when the designer Sean Yu was travelling in Japan and saw Architect Tadao Ando's clean water concrete architectural building. Sean was greatly inspired by his application of cement. After returning home Sean created a cement ring, the first product of this new line of art of 22™. Later, they raised funds on the Internet and, after nearly two years of preparation, they launched their representative product: the “Four Dimensional Cement Mechanical Watch”. His works have received much attention and reports from well-known media such as the New York Times and Monocle.

戒指不單只承載著時間和承諾的含義, 還是低調地彰顯個人特色的一環。相比金屬材質,不會氧化、不會生銹的水泥戒指其實更經得起風雨的考驗 。 除了典型的圓形戒指款式外,22 Design Studio的菱角水泥戒指尤其具代表性,刻意的稜角,體現著不凡的獨特性。另外,22™ 注意到水泥或許給人陽剛的氣質,因此同時推出較幼身和經打磨的亮面水泥戒指款式,讓男女生都可以根據個人氣質,自由配搭。


Ring doesn't represent timely promise only, it also subtly reflects ones' character. Compare to metallic materials which would be oxidised, a non-rustable cement ring seems strong enough to face the storm. Unlike the typical round shape, the angular cement ring design by 22 Design Studio looks unique, the angular highlights embody the unlikeness of both the ring and the wearer. The femininity quality of cement is bought out with slimmer and polished design, thus the cement ring series incorporate both male and female qualities, let the customer pick the suitable accordingly.

至於水泥機械錶的「四度空間」,大概是指穿越時間或時光旅行等的概念。從物理角度看,我們身處的是三度的立體空間,而四度空間,則是由立體的三個維度和時間組成。電影《Interstellar》,就是講述太空人跌進四度空間後,身處由時間和空間構成的宇宙。


22 Design Studio顛覆了我們對水泥既有的刻板印象,創新地將建築物料融合於藝術和工藝。四度空間機械錶使用了真實的水泥作錶面,留下一般鋼錶錶面沒有的獨特紋理。製作過程需以手工灌製成形,再放入恆溫恆濕的「水泥熟成室」14天來強化結構強度,可見品牌對工藝細節的追求。


As for the fourth dimension, it is probably the concept of time travel. From the physical point of view, we are living in a three-dimensional space, and the four-dimensional concept is composed of the three dimensional space plus the fourth dimension, time. The spaceman in the movie, "Interstellar" fell into the universe of this four-dimensional space.


22 Design Studio has renewed our deep-rooted stereotype of cement and it has innovatively integrated construction materials into works of art and craftsmanship. The “Mechanical Watch of Four Dimensional Space" uses cement to make the face of the watch, leaving a unique cement texture that is not found on the faces of ordinary metallic watches. The production process must be hand-crafted and molded, and then placed in a “Cement cultivating cell” with constant temperature and humidity for 14 days to strengthen the structural components; they are very particular in their pursuit of perfection.


即使看似平平無奇的指針,也在展示著22 Design Studio實驗精神。他們獨創的懸浮指針,

是由0.2cm的不鏽鋼,精準地彎折兩次90度角之後而成。大膽設計加上一絲不苟的工序,讓懸浮指針成為此經典設計的重要部分。三支懸浮錶針在只有2.6毫米的旋轉樓梯錶面空間前行,精準地報告著時間的流動。


22 Design Studio’s bold attitudes to experiment is manifested even in the seemingly straight forward watch time pointers, which have been uniquely and originally designed to float in suspension. They are made of 0.2cm stainless steel and in order to perform perfectly each is bent exactly 90 degrees twice. This bold design with a meticulous manufacturing procedure makes the floating pointers an important part of this classic design. These three floating hands of this unique watch move in a circle on the tiny 2.6 mm watch surface of the spiral staircase, accurately reporting the flow of time to it owner.

除了象徵個人獨特性的水泥錶面外,22 Design Studio對各個細節都著重品質和美學。錶殼方面,可根據款式選用黃銅或不鏽鋼的材質,襯托藍寶石水晶玻璃鏡面,讓腕錶更具實在的重量和質感。製作過程的最後關鍵,就是錶匠以麻線手縫意大利原皮錶帶,增添與銅鋼不一樣的氣質。


In addition to the cement watch surfaces that symbolise their individuality and uniqueness, 22 Design Studio focuses on quality and aesthetics in every detail. For the watch cases, purchasers can select according to the choice of their style. They can choose sapphire crystal glass for the transparent watch cover, making the watch more real in weight and texture. The final artistic touch of the watch in its production is the hand-sewn procedure of the Italian leather straps with hemp threads, adding a different artistic touch that cannot be found in copper and steel watch bands.


22 Design Studio有中英文版的網購平台,把台灣原創的設計產品發揚海外,證明「四度空間機械錶」展示的魅力、工藝和前瞻性,絕對不比名牌腕錶遜色。

22 Design Studio has an online shopping platform in both Chinese and English to promote original Taiwanese designs and products overseas. The charming and pioneering design with meticulous craftsmanship of the “Mechanical Watch of Four Dimensional Space" is comparable to all aspects of any brand-name wristwatches.


22 Design Studio : https://22designstudio.net/


敢去作出大膽想像,才讓更多設計誕生。22™ 的「四度空間機械錶」,把我們看不見也抓不住的宇宙時空呈現出來,讓時間和空間在腕錶的維度裡相擁。


Only bold and daring imagination can give birth to more creative designs. The “Mechanical Watch of Four Dimensional Space" of 22™ presents to us a cosmic universe of time and space that we have not seen or grasped before. It let us feel the embrace of time and space in a tiny watch in its original design.

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