The duck timer is a practical, amusing timer for the kitchen. The electronic minute counter by Eero Aarnio has the shape of a funny duck with a long neck.
With its functional as well as playful language and its animal-like shape, the duck timer is perfectly captures Aarnio’s design language. The typical alarm clock-like signal tone was substituted by a friendly duck quack.
In its use this timer for the kitchen is similar to common, mechanical egg timers: The time is adjusted by turning the ring which makes up the central part of the corpus. Clockwise for minutes, in the opposite direction for seconds. The Alessi duck timer consists of thermoplastic resin, which is robust and easy to clean.