A million Times 72 / Black Sterling

AMT72 Sterling

173 x 95 x 6 cm 68 x 37.4 x 2.3 in
Edition of 82
A million Times Sterling Hands

A million Times 72 - Sterling Hands is crafted and milled in a stone like solid surface material, features shiny metal finish clock hands and is available in either black or white. 

The artwork is hand assembled in our Stockholm studio and is part of the 'A Million Times 72' edition, which is limited to just 82 pieces.

The first A million Times installation was exhibited in 2013 at the design fairs in Dubai and Basel. Since then artworks from this series have been included in internationally significant exhibitions at the Somerset House (UK), Smithsonian Design Museum (US), Issey Miyake's museum "21_21 Design Sight" (JP) and many more.


Material Black mineral composite, electronic components, bespoke programming, metal-plated clock hands.
Options White Black Black Sterling
Price
€97.200
Sold on enquiry. Payment options are: Bank transfer, Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Artwork and Certificate of Authenticity are numbered and signed by the studio founders.
Shipped in bespoke wooden crate, padded with foam. The shipment is insured by the studio.
4 months
A million Times 72 / Black Sterling
A million Times 72 / Black Sterling
A million Times 72 / Black Sterling
A million Times 72 / Black Sterling

Specifications

Dimension
173 x 95 x 6 cm 68 x 37.4 x 2.3 in
Weight 65.0 kg (143 lbs)
Material Black mineral composite, electronic components, bespoke programming, metal-plated clock hands.
Features Accurate time showing, 20 choreographies, 3 modes, hand position calibration system, automatic timekeeping, internet connectivity
Power Can be plugged to any standard power outlet. Input: 100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz.
Cable and Adapter A power adapter suitable for the country of delivery will be provided with two different lengths of power cable.
Time setting The time is easily set using three small buttons located at the lower edge of the artwork. It can be set to either 12-hour or 24-hour time mode.
Motors Stepper motors are sourced from our long-standing supplier, who developed them for the dashboards of high-performance sports cars and planes.
Cultural value Artworks from this series have been included in internationally significant exhibitions at the Somerset House (UK), Smithsonian Design Museum (US), Issey Miyake's museum "21_21 Design Sight" (JP) and many more.
Accessories User manual, art handling gloves, spare parts, electrical material and cleaning equipment.
Made in Sweden

General

A million Times is delivered with three meticulously programmed modes of our playful and distinctive clock hand choreographies. The choreographies are inspired by and draw upon natural, artistic and mathematical pattern formations.

A program of up to 20 original clock hand choreographies will run for approximately 20 minutes before looping. In between the patterns, the artwork shows the time accurately once every minute.

Choreography Mode 1: Active

Mode 1 contains 20 different choreographies shown over 20 minutes on a loop. Every minute the clock hands perform one of the 20 choreographies before displaying the accurate time. This is the studio’s favoured mode - it is the most varied and intricate.


Choreography Mode 2: Original

The clock hands perform the first original clock hand choreography conceived of by Humans since 1982 at the beginning of our art timepiece journey, while continuing to show accurate time each minute.

Choreography Mode 3: Minimal

In minimal mode the artwork displays only the time in our digital typography, without any clock-hand choreographies. For moments when only a fine-tuned timepiece is required.

All modes can display either 12 or 24 hour time as preferred.

A million Times does generate some discernible sound as the motors turn the clock hands, but it is not a loud noise. Many of our collectors have remarked that the sound emitted is calming and perceptible as a natural noise, similar to waves on the shore or wind through grass.The artworks are well suited to being placed in living and working spaces. We would not necessarily recommend installation in sleeping quarters for light sleepers.Please note, the more clock faces the artwork has, the more discernible the sound generated by the piece will be.The artwork can be changed to minimal mode for moments when silence is golden.

Installation

Our studio supports the planning of the artwork installation as part of our dedicated service. We will guide you through the process and ensure the installation is executed to the highest possible standard.

We have refined the design and installation process of A million Times to be simple and precise. We provide a custom hanging cleat for accurate wall mounting. With prior wall preparation the installation can be completed in a few hours.

Further details of the installation process can be found in the Artwork Manual (on the relevant product page of our website) and will be provided with the artwork. We will also provide a prior briefing for anyone who will be handing or installing the artwork.

For a flawless installation we recommend prior wall preparation so that A million Times can be encountered without any visible cables.To achieve this we recommend a power socket and data point is installed behind the artwork. Our studio will provide all the necessary specifications and can support the planning to ensure this is executed correctly.

We can create a solution to install A million times on almost any surface. We have a well-refined methodology for installation on brick, gypsum and wood walls among others.If you have a specific location in mind you are welcome to reach out and our specialists can gladly advise.

A million Times artworks are only suitable for indoor installation, and the optimum climate for the artwork is in a low-humidity environment.  The parameters for safe installation of the artwork are at an Ambient temperature: +15 °C to +30 °C (+59°F to +86°F) with a Maximum Relative humidity: 80%We recommend the artwork is installed out of direct sunlight.

Shipping and Delivery

Yes, worldwide shipping and delivery is included in the price. For delivery outside the EU, please note the price excludes any import taxes or duties that might be applied on delivery.

We have well-refined shipping and delivery methodologies for delivering our artworks internationally. The artwork is transported in a bespoke wooden crate, with a number of monitoring features to ensure its security and careful handling.

The delivery process for each artwork will be planned and detailed by the studio in accordance with the artwork size, the shipping destination and nature of the installation location.

If the delivery address for the artwork is outside of the EU then the delivery will be subject to any applicable taxes and/or duties on arrival. This amount varies from country to country.

Warranty and Repairs

A million Times artworks are provided with a 3 year warranty that starts on the date of shipment to the client. Please see the Warranty Terms for full details. 

As kinetic, technology-based artworks A million Times will from time-to-time require support and maintenance, similar to luxury cars or watches which similarly have many moving parts.

We have meticulously designed A million Times with longevity and ease of maintenance at the forefront of our priorities. We offer remote support from our studio and the piece is designed to be modular so any components can easily be individually exchanged.

We have a growing international network of specialist support partners who we have collaborated with to deliver on-site support when needed.

If you require any assistance with your artwork you will be able to contact our dedicated support team at support@humanssince1982.com 

Yes. The artwork's hardware is engineered in a modular way so any components that require replacement or repair can be individually exchanged. In most cases the studio will resolve support cases on-site, this may be through a Support Partner working on the instruction of the studio. In some more complicated (but rare) cases, the Artwork may be required to be temporarily returned to the Artists studio in Sweden to be worked on by our Support Manager directly.

After the Warranty Period is over, Humans since 1982 will continue to provide support and spare parts for the Artwork as a service that is chargeable to the Buyer. It is of the utmost importance for us that our clients continue to be delighted by their artwork, and that our artworks continue to be both reliable and mesmerising, so we will endeavour to support clients to find a solution to any issues that might arise. You find further information in our Client Care area.

Shipped in bespoke wooden crate

Signed Certificate of Authenticity

HS82 for Moncler

Moncler has commissioned a custom A million Times artwork from our studio for their new Milan flagship store in the historic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. This installation is our tallest to date, consisting of an A million Times 61c and an A million Times 200v set in a bespoke metal frame that measures 7 meters high and can be seen from both levels of the two-story store.

HS82 for Moncler
AMT200V + AMT61C

Series A million Times - Bespoke
Location Milan, Italy
Material Black mineral composite, electronic components, bespoke programming
Dimension 160 x 700 cm
Year 2021

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