Design by Franco Sargiani, 2008.
Two very distinct designs define the Tanto X Cambiare Watch series in stainless steel with leather bands. In models AL18000 & AL18001, there are separate hour and minute displays. While the one long hand marks the minutes, the short hour hand, in its own dial, checks off the full 24 hours.
In models AL18010 & AL18011, the hands are structured as discs — graphically simple, modern and geometric. The fusion of traditional culture and innovative modernism stands as a symbol of contemporary Italian design.
The Tanto X Cambiare case design emphasizes the perfection of a circle. The winding crown is on the back of the bezel so as not be seen from the top. Choose from four unique models. Arrives in gift packaging.
Material(s): Stainless steel, leather
Dimensions: 1.5" Dia
AL18000 AL18001 AL18010 AL18011
Designer: Franco Sargiani
An architect, he was born in Modena in 1940 and graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at Milan Polytechnic. After an early experience at Studio Morassutti and numerous training periods abroad, in England, Sweden, Finland and Denmark in particular, where he came into contact with some of the most distinguished design and production centers in those countries, he began his autonomous professional activity by opening a Studio in Milan. His interventions range from civil architecture to industrial and interior architecture, from industrial design to corporate image organization, the latter often in collaboration with Eija Helander. He has taught industrial and visual design at the Scuola Politecnica e di Design, run by Nino Di Salvatore.
Sargiani has collaborated with numerous companies, including Alessi, Fantini, Filasp, Fidenza Vetraria, Inda, Emicar, Sipea…His designs have been published in books and specialized magazines, have been selected for the Golden Compass Award and have been presented in numerous museums, including the Beaubourg in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tel Aviv Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, the Museum of Applied Art in Helsinki, the Kunst Museum in Düsseldorf, the Milan Triennial, etc. His creations can be found in the permanent collections of the Milan Triennial, the Museo de Arte de São Paulo in Brazil, the Kunstgewerbemuseum SMPK in Berlin, the Kunstmuseum in Düsseldorf and in the Deutsches Deushes Klingenmuseum in Solingen in Germany.View other products by Franco Sargiani
Alessi is a family owned Italian design company, founded in 1921. Giovanni Alessi, a talented sheet metal worker, produced items by hand for the table and home out of copper, brass and nickel-silver. He was later joined by his son Carlo who was responsible for many of the designs produced in the 1930s and early 1940s. In the mid 1940s Alessi began to work with outside designers. The current Alessi catalog is the result of a collaboration with over 500 designers from all over the world.
"A true work of design must be able to move people, to convey feelings, to trigger memories, to surprise, to go against the grain. From this point of view, design intended to conjure up images in people's minds, which makes them a bit happier, still has tremendous potential." — Alberto AlessiView other products from Alessi