Wall Clock 2082-6

1981 | Spiral | Shiro Kuramata

The body of this wall clock is covered with transparent glass. How is the glass fixed in place? Where are the steps to hold the glass? In fact, the elaborate structure of the body, dial, and glass creates a simplicity of appearance. Kuramata's obsession with unproductive forms is also a characteristic of his work. Kuramata's dislike of the frame that governs the structure and his design that defies gravity are alive in the details of this watch.
(From "The Original Form of Design" by the Japan Design Committee)