Nacho Carbonell, Time is a tresure, LTVs, Lancia TrendVisions

On this rock I will build my design. Said and done. For the first time Spanish designer Nacho Carbonell incorporates hard stones into his work with series "Time is a Treasure" commissioned by Gallery BSL.

Carbonell recovers leftover slices of blue agate the interiors of which were used by French jewelers to make clocks and jewelry. He reinstates the rejected stones by giving them a new opportunity: to become clocks themselves.

And so the family of zoomorphic products Carbonell has raised throughout the years grows, inspired by the biological principle of adaptation. At a crossroads between mineralogy and genetic manipulation this series sees a new species of creatures with bronzed skin and glowing blue agate interior. But where is that ticking coming from?

Photos via nachocarbonell.com

Nacho Carbonell, Time is a tresure, LTVs, Lancia TrendVisions

Nacho Carbonell, Time is a tresure, LTVs, Lancia TrendVisions

Nacho Carbonell, Time is a tresure, LTVs, Lancia TrendVisions

Nacho Carbonell, Time is a tresure, LTVs, Lancia TrendVisions

Nacho Carbonell, Time is a tresure, LTVs, Lancia TrendVisions

Nacho Carbonell, Time is a tresure, LTVs, Lancia TrendVisions

Nacho Carbonell, Time is a tresure, LTVs, Lancia TrendVisions

Nacho Carbonell, Time is a tresure, LTVs, Lancia TrendVisions

Nacho Carbonell, Time is a tresure, LTVs, Lancia TrendVisions

Nacho Carbonell, Time is a tresure, LTVs, Lancia TrendVisions