Nov 11, 2018 / Products
Counting Board by Hank Beyer

Counting Board is a minimalist object created by Ohio-based designer Hank Beyer. Drilled in an even grid, divets in ancient counting boards served as a placeholder for beads, shells, grains and other similarly sized objects. This system inspired this reinterpretation of the early calculator, and reconsiders the primitive and repetitive ritual of counting. The set of adaptable porcelain dishes and beads invites one to be more mindful of the act of counting. This could involve a short and practical task like keeping track of how often a plant gets watered, or it could be a longer more thoughtful ritual like counting the years of your life. The various reservoir sizes and layouts do not prescribe a specific use case, and allow one to choose how and what they wish to count.

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