Biegert & Funk
Biegert & Funk is a German design studio founded by Marco Biegert and Andreas Funk. The duo has mastered developing innovative and creative designs for products, campaigns, and applications. The concept of the “Qlocktwo” design came about when the pair were only teenagers and brought up the idea of reading time off a clock in words instead of numbers. In perfecting the idea, the design replaces the number displays with a 110 letter grid and with a press of a button, the watch highlights text reading words such as “it is half past three” or “it is a quarter to twelve”. Available in seven colors, the front panel is made of brushed stainless steel or polished synthetic glass . In putting the “Qlocktwo” into production, Biegert & Funk were fulfilling a dream and reaching success that they themselves had not anticipated. Since the release of the idea, the “Qlocktwo” has been made in various forms including a wall or standing clock, a table alarm clock, and most recently, a W wristwatch. The unique display is also offered as an application for the Android, iPhone and iPad and can be read in different languages including English, German, French, Danish, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Arabic, Swiss German and Italian. Biegert & Funk have gained acknowledgement for their creativity, receiving the Interior Innovation Award two years in a row, the iF product design award for 2010 and 2o12, the Red Dot Design Award and many more.