chrono_shredderBehold the Chrono-Shreader, a new approach to calendar design that objectifies the implacable passage of time and the undeniable facts that tomorrow has not yet happened and yesterday is gone forever…

According to inventor Susanna Hertrich, “This innovative calendar literally demobnstrates the passage of time. The Chrono-Shredder is a device that reminds us of the preciousness of our lifetime. It represents the passing of time by shredding the days of the year — printed on a paper roll — at a slow constant rate. To shred one day takes 24 hours. There is no ‘off’ button. As the seconds pass by, the tattered remains of the past pile up under the device.”

Hertrich is an industrial designer and researcher — the calendar shown in the photo is a prototype — and she’s looking for a manufacturing partner to market the Chrono-Shreader.

Visit her Web site and explore Hertrich’s other design concepts and ‘device art’ prototypes.

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