Designer duo Kranen/Gille initially created the base clock because they believe every designer needs a timepiece in their portfolio, even though they agree with LEFF amsterdam that nobody really needs a clock.
The design of the base clock was inspired by a visual language the designers developed by gathering industrial production archetypes. They took industrially determined shapes and details, and used these characteristics to create a new shape. Since the shape is unique, yet recognisable, the design is open to interpretation. Everyone sees something else, which, to Kranen/Gille, is the definition of a good design. The base clock is handmade by Cor Unum, a ceramic art centre based in the Netherlands.
Duo Kranen & Gille, 2015
- Ceramic Body, Aluminium Hands
- Height: 33cm / 13 Inch
- Width: 26cm / 10.2 Inch
- Depth: 20cm / 7.9 Inch
- Matt white and black background with brass finished hands
- Japanese quartz movement
- Dial type index
- Power supply 1 x AA / LR6 / R6 battery (included)
- Warranty 5 year
LEFF amsterdam are clock masters and watchmakers, based in Amsterdam. Founded in 2011 on the belief that life is too beautiful for dull design and with the philosophy that no one really needs a clock or watch, they decided to make their clocks and watches tell interesting stories, not just the time. Preferring not to be called artists, they spend their lives in the pursuit of functional beauty. They believe that concept is king. LEFF amsterdam collaborates with renowned designers from all over the world. Every designer adds his own signature to the collection and defines the character of the brand. You can be sure that you possess an authentic designed piece, made with the highest possible standards.