This mouse and table clock come together to form a cozy egg-shaped decoration for your desk.

This mouse and table clock come together to form a cozy egg-shaped decoration for your desk.

The computer mouse is one of those things that shouldn’t make sense when you think about it, and yet it has become a staple of the modern world. Even with laptops that have touchpads, some people prefer to use a mouse with a laptop, even if it’s not the most ergonomic. There have been attempts to change the look and design of the mouse, creating shapes that are almost out of this world. This concept design doesn’t stray too far from the traditional form of the computer peripheral, but it still makes a few changes that give it a better aesthetic, especially when paired with its twin table clock.

Designer: Juwon Lee (Dawn BYSJ)

You won’t always be using the mouse all the time, like when you’ve already walked away from the desk and turned off the computer. During these “off times” the mouse sits rather uselessly on the table, like a mound of plastic that breaks the attractive flatness of the desk surface. It wouldn’t be a big deal if the design of the mouse could also be called decorative, but very few mice are like that.

The SEEK concept design tries to change the identity of the computer mouse a bit by giving it another function even when not in use. The top surface of the hand-connected mouse is covered in a cloth-like material, similar to those wrapped around smart speakers. It’s questionable whether using such a material is smart, considering the amount of dirt and sweat that’s likely to accumulate there, but it’s hard to deny that it looks classy. It is also possible to use some antimicrobial fabric, or any other elegant material that looks good and feels good in the hand.

While the mouse already looks pretty when left on a desk as usual, its true decorative value comes from joining with its other half. The other half of SEEK is a table clock that stands upright in contrast to the horizontal position of the mouse. The back of the clock is covered in the same fabric material and color as the mouse, while the front has the same terrazzo-like surface as the bottom of the mouse. The integrated monochrome display gives the clock a minimalist appeal and, like the mouse, it can now stand on its own as a decorative tabletop piece.

However, when put together, SEEK becomes this curious egg-shaped cloth-wrapped object that could evoke metaphors about incubation, warmth, patience, and the like. Of course, it’s also a beautiful object that adds a cozy accent to your desk, something you might want to look at after a long day at work or before starting your day. Joining these two halves could even become a ritual to end your work day, symbolizing closing the work you have done and letting it bear fruit and hatch the next day.

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