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.
- handmade ceramic body
- Japanese quartz movement
- index dial
- weighs 2.4kg
Each clock includes:
- AA battery
- cleaning kit
- service kit in handy pouch
- 5 year warranty
Material: Ceramic body, brass hands
Dimensions: 33cm x 26cm x 20cm
Jos Kranen and Johannes Gille, the duo behind Dutch design studio Kranen/Gille, have been successfully joining forces since 2007. In their work, the two designers combine difference disciplines, craftsmanship and industrial techniques to create engaging objects.
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