When Charlie Chaplin faced the frenetic pace of the factory in the 1936 film Modern Times, little did he know how insane the pace would become 75 years later when a collection of household accessories inspired by the movie would take on its name.
The present-day Modern Times is a collection by Johannes Tjernberg and Rasmus Malbert that includes the Pulse music box. Complete with hand crank and organ pipes, Pulse is a docking station for MP3 players that represents the heart and rhythm of the factory.
The factory’s heat and fire are summed up by Ash, a paraffin lamp.
The collection, shown at Milan’s Salone Satellite, also includes a series of clocks called Instant.