With a blend of landscape and pastoral allusions, Terra-Time designed with James Wines’ design firm SITE and Alex Donahue is an “earthwork on your wrist.” Pulling references from contour maps, topographical models, stone quarry excavations and agricultural terras, Terra-Time is comprised of six layers, each representing the layers of the earth. This is more than just your everyday timepiece—it’s a multi-layered sculpture, where light and shadow add dimension to the timekeeping experience.
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About the Creator
Passionate about urban and product design, Architect Alex Donahue believes that design is best approached through a humanist lens. After honing his architectural practice at several internationally recognized design firms in New York City and D.C., including Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), Pei Cobb Freed, and SITE, Donahue now works at Michael Graves Architecture and Design, where he has worked on projects of all scales—both domestically and internationally.
In addition to his architectural work, he also received an international GOOD Design award from the Chicago Athenaeum and the European Center for Architecture and Urban Design in the field of product design in 2020.
About the Creator
James Wines has spent much of his career challenging the notion that architecture is an act of formal invention. As the founder of architecture and environmental design studio SITE, Wine's work is about inversion, fusion, intervention and exaggeration—taking something apart and examining its elements from a different point of view.
With a background in sculpture—having been a prolific sculptor throughout the ‘50s and ‘60s—Wines turned to environmental design, for which he has worked as a designer of more than 150 architecture, interior design, public spaces, and landscape architecture projects for clients ranging from PepsiCo to Best Products to the cities of Hiroshima and Vienna.
He has also received a wide range of accolades and recognition, including the 1995 Chrysler Award for Design Innovation and acting as Chairman of Environmental Design at Parsons School of Design from 1984–1990.