Dustpan Wall Clock


The idea for this DIY project, came from the art monevement of "objet trouve" or "ready made", where common objects of daily use (and definitely with non-art function) can be converted into art objects... or into unique design objects. Marcel Duchamp was the originator of this term, in the early 20th century. His bottle Rack is a bottle drying rack signed by Duchamp, and is considered to be the first "pure" readymade. 

So, could you also consider the following object a subversive object of contemporary design? 

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Materials and tools:

  • Common plastic dustpan.
  • Clock mechanism with handles.
  • Sharp knife. 


1. Dissasemble the clock mechanism. 

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2. Pierce carefully, using a knife or other tool, the plastic dustpan in its center. Most plastic dustpans are soft, so they can be pierced easily. You should check carefully the size of the hole. You must not to make it bigger than the metal ring of the clock mechanism. 

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3. Pass the metal ring into the hole. 

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4. Screw the clock mechanism at the back of the dustpan. If necessary, stabilize with adhesive tape. 

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5. Add the clock handles. 


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