Looking like a pristine flat plate with motifs and patterns on the face of it, the “Clock Agnon” by Parisian interior architect Gregoire de Lafforest, surprisingly turns out to be a wall clock with a seemingly little but actually quite a huge difference. The hands of the clock are fitted with magnifying glasses on the tips, which magnify the numerics as they go around in a circle. The numbering is such that it is illegible to one’s eyes and suddenly come alive with meaning on magnification.
The inner circle represents the 12 hours of the day while the outer circle symbolizes minutes. The intervals in the markings are covered by repeating the class end numerics, making the visual of this time-teller extremely interesting and striking. We had heard of amplified sound but now the new age is calling for amplified time too.