Design Switzerland is initiated by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.

AATB – Practice for Non-industrial Robotics

«Sunny Side Up» Clock, AATB

AATB is part of the selected designers for the Design Switzerland exhibition during Milano Fuorisalone 2019.

9-14 April 2019

Design Switzerland exhbition
Teatro Litta (Palazzo Litta)
Within the frame of the Litta Variations / Opus 5
Corso Magenta 24
20121 Milano

AATB explores how robotics can be utilised outside of industry for creative means.

At Palazzo Litta, AATB will be presenting two projects: «Sunny Side Up» clock and a «Phasma» lamp.

«Sunny Side Up» is a wall clock that proposes a different take on the experience of time, inspired by the traditional Japanese clock, the Wadokei, which uses a seasonal time system, with units of time varying along the seasons and the lengths of days and nights. Meant as a contemporary reminder of our natural and biological rhythm, the «Sunny Side Up» clock always stares in the direction of the sun, indicating sunrise, sunset, day or night, through its two cartoonish large eyes.

The «Phasma» lamp is based on an on-going study of the printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing process. By using the PCBs as the structural components, alongside a custom-developed pivot joint assembly system, the modules, each covered uniformly with tiny LEDs, are easily connectable together. During the exhibition at Teatro Litta, UR10, AATB’s robotic arm, will demonstrate the modularity of the system, by turning on and off various constructed pieces.


AATB is a practice for non-industrial robotics founded in 2018 by Andrea Anner and Thibaut Brevet, after ex-perimenting systems such as robotic arms and industrial automation processes. Together they develop works with a playful eye, exploring human-machine interactions through the lens of kinetic and interactive products. They are currently in Residence at Atelier Luma in Arles.

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