Tube Clock - brass (by Piet Hein Eek)

by: Leff Amsterdam

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. Leff could not believe that such a thing did not already exist - it’s such a simple idea! They 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

Materials: brass plated steel, PMMA lens, ABS back
Dimensions (cm): 5 (dia) x 8 (l)
Weight (kg): 0.22kg
Power supply: 1 x batteries (included)
Dial type: Index
Dial colour: brass
Movement type: quartz
Warranty: 5 year
Contains: brass tube clock, 1 x LR44 battery, cleaning cloth, instruction manual warranty cert
Designer: Piet Hein Eek 

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