Giro is a simple and minimalist artifact-concept created by Jacobo Cobián which is capable of performing infinite functions only through rotary movement in different directions and speeds.
Imagine an object that is at the same time a clock, a pencil sharpener and a fan. Close your eyes. Imagine it in detail. How big is it? What color? In what place you are the watch? Sharpener? And the fan?
Normally, when we imagine a multifunctional object, we imagine a product overloaded with elements arranged as compactly as possible, where each of them do their job. A perfect example of this would be a Swiss army knife.
However, this project aims to demonstrate the opposite, using the absence of elements to obtain infinite objects.
Giro seeks to highlight the beauty and perfection that resides in simplicity and straightforwardness. It's really satisfying when a object successfully performs the function for which it was designed; but it is even more satisfying when it is an object simple and beautiful, which is limited to fulfilling its function by pleasing the view at the same time.
This project will use the twist as its unique property. Demonstrating that a very basic mechanism and idea can convert an object in as many things as you can imagine.