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Sfera

Designers: Hayat Benchenaa and Garikoitz Iruretagoiena

The Sfera is a radio alarm clock which hangs above your bed and wakes you in the morning by forcing you physically to get out of bed. When you set the alarm, the glowing Sfera gradually dims and the music gently fades out as you drift off to sleep. When the alarm chimes in the morning, the only way to silence it is to reach up and gently tap the Sfera. This action initiates the snooze function, but it also makes the Sfera rise above your head towards the ceiling. As it slowly rises away from your reach, you must stretch higher each time to gain another ten minutes of snooze. When it reaches the ceiling, you have no option but to reach for it and drag it back down to your bed – an action which switches off the alarm and forces you finally to get up.

Role: Designing the concept, building prototypes, using Arduino to make working demos.

Exhibtion & Publications:

V&A, Touch Me, Summer 2006

Marie Clarie USA | 2006

BRIGHT Issue: 03 | www.bright.nl | 2006

MNext Magazine | 2006

Guiness Book of Records 2007

BLUEPRINT Issue 232| www.blueprintmagazine.co.uk | JULY 2006

DiseinuZ Issue 43| www.dzdesign.com | JUNE 2005

ECONOMIA media e marketing | 23 MAY 2005

NEO2 Issue 43 | www.neo2.es | MAY 2005