About Void Watches

VOID Watches is a Swedish design company based in Hong Kong. We work with geometric shapes, basic colours and simple materials to measure time. In 2008, Swedish designer David Ericsson produced a set of square watches which would later be known as the iconic V01 horizon case that placed VOID Watches on the design map.

What started as a side project to a career in design and engineering turned into a full time job and eventually a small company. Our watches not only tell time, they also tell the story of turning ideas into reality. We want our watches to inspire, not only by how they look but by what they represent; the drive to always create and always improve.

Simplicity is at the core of our design philosophy, a philosophy strongly rooted in our Swedish heritage. We prefer simple shapes and use materials that are best suited for the purpose. We pay attention to the details and we never compromise on quality. In astronomy, voids are the empty spaces between filaments, the largest structures in the Universe, that contain few, or no, galaxies. Voids typically have a diameter of 40 to 500 million light years, so large that we can’t even begin to grasp their vastness.

In this they are similar to the concept of time, something that is always present but not to be seen or touched, only to be measured.

VOID Watches is a Swedish design company based in Hong Kong. We work with geometric shapes, basic colours and simple materials to measure time. In 2008, Swedish designer David Ericsson produced a set of square watches which would later be known as the iconic V01 horizon case that placed VOID Watches on the design map.

What started as a side project to a career in design and engineering turned into a full time job and eventually a small company. Our watches not only tell time, they also tell the story of turning ideas into reality. We want our watches to inspire, not only by how they look but by what they represent; the drive to always create and always improve.

Simplicity is at the core of our design philosophy, a philosophy strongly rooted in our Swedish heritage. We prefer simple shapes and use materials that are best suited for the purpose. We pay attention to the details and we never compromise on quality. In astronomy, voids are the empty spaces between filaments, the largest structures in the Universe, that contain few, or no, galaxies. Voids typically have a diameter of 40 to 500 million light years, so large that we can’t even begin to grasp their vastness.

In this they are similar to the concept of time, something that is always present but not to be seen or touched, only to be measured.

About Void Watches

VOID Watches is a Swedish design company based in Hong Kong. We work with geometric shapes, basic colours and simple materials to measure time. In 2008, Swedish designer David Ericsson produced a set of square watches which would later be known as the iconic V01 horizon case that placed VOID Watches on the design map.

What started as a side project to a career in design and engineering turned into a full time job and eventually a small company. Our watches not only tell time, they also tell the story of turning ideas into reality. We want our watches to inspire, not only by how they look but by what they represent; the drive to always create and always improve.

Simplicity is at the core of our design philosophy, a philosophy strongly rooted in our Swedish heritage. We prefer simple shapes and use materials that are best suited for the purpose. We pay attention to the details and we never compromise on quality. In astronomy, voids are the empty spaces between filaments, the largest structures in the Universe, that contain few, or no, galaxies. Voids typically have a diameter of 40 to 500 million light years, so large that we can’t even begin to grasp their vastness.

In this they are similar to the concept of time, something that is always present but not to be seen or touched, only to be measured.

Contributors

  • FOUNDER / DESIGNER
    DAVID ERICSSON

    David Ericsson (b. 1977, Sweden) is a Swedish designer currently based in Hong Kong. After graduating with a master degree in mechanical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm he has gradually shifted his attention towards product design. He launched VOID Watches in 2008.

  • CREATIVE DIRECTOR / PHOTOGRAPHER
    AMANDA KHO

    Amanda Kho (b. 1988, Canada) is a full-time photographer currently based in Hong Kong and Los Angeles. Specializes in commercial, lifestyle, portrait, travel, food and fashion photography. Amanda regularly photographs for our website and our Journal. See more of her work here.

  • DESIGNER
    MICHAEL YOUNG

    Michael Young (b. 1966, UK) counts as one of the top forces in industrial design. During his 20 year career he's designed for several of the world’s top manufacturers. Michael was the original designer for our PXR-5. Find out more about Michael here.

  • PHOTOGRAPHER
    FABIAN ÖHRN

    Fabian Öhrn (b. 1985, Sweden) is a Swedish photographer based in Stockholm and New York. Fabian specializes in still life photography and was responsible for VOID Watches's first campaign images. Alyways technical, he makes his craft seem effortless. You can view more of Fabian’s work here.

  • Industrial and Product Designer
    Patrick Kim-Gustafson

    Patrick Kim-Gustafson (b. 1986, Sweden) is a Swedish-Korean designer currently living in Paris. Holding a Masters Degree in Industrial Design from Lund University, Sweden he gained experience working with Michael Young, design agency Substance, and VOID Watches. Responsible for updating a handful of VOID's designs, his eponymous line is the PKG01. View more of Patrick's personal work here.