Pawel says: My objective was to come up with a futuristic display design, that comprises a universal concept that is mysterious yet understood by many and has an underlying deep meaning. Some inspiration for the display design came from the inside-out concept in Sam’s NEON IO watch.
Sam says: I spent some time with Origami and I like the idea of creating so many different things with one sheet of paper. I took a square one and folded me some abstract numbers. I also like mirror LCD and used this to express these numbers for my watch concept.
Kisai Maru is the eighth fan-submitted concept to become reality from the Tokyoflash Design Studio Blog. The idea for Kisai Maru’s display was submitted in March 2011 by a reader of the blog and fan of Tokyoflash, Samuel Jerichow from Germany.
Logan says: I interpreted Tokyoflash’s slogan, “change the way you think about time,” as a design challenge: create a watch that will convince a traditionalist that there are advantages to thinking differently about time.
Heather says: I came up with the idea for Concave when I thought about making circular digits, one behind the other. In order to accomplish this, although the display is flat, I imagined each digit to be a curved surface, like a contact lens, for example. By placing the digits one behind the other, and increasing size, we can see these concentric circular digits, each whose center segment is being partially blocked by the digit in front of it.