The design for the Perpetual Calendar No.1 is the result of independent exploration in the Caste studio. Inspired equally by Dieter Rams, Enzo Mari, and Massimo Vignelli, it is a low-fi, hand-assembled response to the increasingly high-tech auto-produced objects that currently fill the market. Comprised almost entirely of CNC laser-cut Baltic Birch plywood parts, each calendar is assembled and finished by hand. The date on the calendar is changed by way of a small wheel, mounted on the top of each info-column. The date-change mechanism was deliberately kept as a manual operation, so as to engage the user in active recognition of the passing of time.
This product is currently in Canadian production, but its time-consuming, hand assembly process limits production to a maximum of 500 units per year.
$185 via Caste Projects