The 27gradi collection is a limited and numbered series of 21 wall
clocks made starting from 21 industrial fans retrieved in the
wreckage, transformed and re-painted with a retro style, in perfect
contrast to the cold and engineering design of the original objects.
The 21 clocks are all apparently alike, but the different state at the
time of recovery, the differences caused by fate and the man the
discarding processing and our handwork, made them unique, even for a
few hidden details. The name of this collection comes from a curious
detail in the process of cleaning the original pieces: on the back of
each, buried under layers of dirt and rust, were incised the small
inscription “27 degrees”. A simple text, devoid of any artistic or
aesthetic value as indicative only of the intrinsic technical features
of the object, acquires now an enormous value like a rabbit that appears
from the hat, a magic sign that gives the name to this new, original
and fascinating collection by useDesign.