For the tube clock, Piet Hein Eek’s starting point was a tube and an extrusion ring. Extrusion moulding is a design technique involving forcing aluminium, or paste for example, through a mould, the extrusion profile is what gives the material its shape. Piet devised a ring like that for the design of the clock face. We could not believe that such a thing did not already exist. It’s such a simple idea. we searched like mad, but it had not yet been done.
Often, a good idea can be surprisingly simple. The simplest solutions have not yet been invented. This clock could have been designed a century ago. It is actually a textbook example of the Dutch mentality: the idea of keeping things normal and down-to Earth.
Piet Hein Eek, 2014
- Stainless Steel / Brass Plated Steel / Copper Plated Steel
- Diameter: 5cm / 2 Inch
- Depth: 8cm /3.1 Inch
- Quartz movement
- Power supply 1 x LR44 battery
- Colours steel, brass and copper
- Warranty 5 year
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