digitally crafted ornamental timepiece by Gilbert13, Fable displays the time in an
engaging and captivating way. The classically shaped domed cage houses a
tranquil scene, the rotating tree moves with every second gently
swaying the swing as time passes by.
It is human nature to be fascinated by unanswered stories and in the abandoned scene portrayed within the cage the designers have deliberately given little away allowing for individual interpretation of the intriguing spectacle. This encourages the onlooker to take ownership of the product, provoking thoughts and allowing them to create their own narration of the scene.
Gilbert13 is the creative partnership of husband and wife, Angela and Mark Gilbert, since its inception in 2008 the studio has developed a range of characterful products for the home which have been recognised in many International Design Competitions. Their design “Aperitivo Tower” was shortlisted for the Peroni Blue Ribbon Award in association with Alessi and “Strike” an aluminium outdoor chair was awarded 2nd prize in an International Design Contest for Italian manufacturer AreaDeclic.
“As a partnership we are keen to experiment and explore different materials and processes in order to create exciting products. Innovation is a key element to all our projects, we see it as a way to make them distinctive in their appearance and function in order to communicate a fresh and original message”