To celebrate the fact that the clocks are going forward on 29th of March and British Summer Time can finally be ushered in, we have got together a collection of the finest clocks and timepieces available at SCP. With products from Braun, Menu, George Jensen, LEFF Amsterdam, Magis, Pad Home and Klein & More, including designs from Dieter Rams, Max Bill, Henning Koppel and Piet Hein Eek.
A range of alarm, wall and wristwatches are available from German manufacturer Braun. Many of the products were originally designed under the guidance of the legendary post-war designer Dieter Rams, who has come to be known as the “designers designer”, his influence on 20th and 21st Century design has been immense. Find out more about him and his ten principles for good design on this video shot for the V&A.
Menu is a clock designed by Norm Architects from Denmark and made in America. This is a clock that has been stripped of all unnecessary details, it is uncomplicated and uses lacquered brass for the hands and different coloured marble for the face. Each clock is slightly different due to the texture and lines in the marble.
Danish brand George Jensen were founded in 1904 and have become known as company who create democratic designs that are both functional and beautiful. Their range of clocks by Henning Koppel have clean lines and soft detailed shapes. Koppel is heralded as one of the most important figures in 20th century Danish design and his original training as a sculptor can be seen in the warmth and curvaceous qualities evident in his work.
Other clocks and timepieces available at SCP include a beautiful selection of wristwatches and wallclocks from Swiss architect, artist, painter, typeface designer, industrial designer and graphic designer Max Bill. There is the bold graphic looking Tempo clock for Magis by Naoto Fukasawa, who is widely regarded as one of the world’s most influential designers. Lastly there are two Dutch offerings from Piet Hein Eek and LEFF Amsterdam.
Remember to put the clocks forward too.