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Timor Perpetual Calendar

This is a Perpetual calendar. It is dated 1967 and we acquired it in 1994. Its medium is molded abs plastic, lithographed pvc plastic. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The Timor perpetual calendar turns telling time into a rhythmic movement; the user must flip around the adjustable arm for the date, day of the week, and month. The calendar’s sculptural form shows the clean, sleek lines popular in Italian design of this pop period. The use of plastic by Enzo Mari, and many other leading Italian designers at the time, helped to earn the material a more sophisticated reputation.

This object was donated by Max Pine. It is credited Gift of Max and Barbara Pine.

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

  • Calendar
  • stone lithograph.
  • Gift of Justin G. Schiller.
  • 1993-120-13

Its dimensions are

15 x 17 x 9.4 cm (5 7/8 x 6 11/16 x 3 11/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Timor Perpetual Calendar; Italy; molded abs plastic, lithographed pvc plastic; 15 x 17 x 9.4 cm (5 7/8 x 6 11/16 x 3 11/16 in.); Gift of Max and Barbara Pine; 1994-59-2

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Bob Greenberg Selects.

The Conservation department has taken one photo of this object.

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