Design by Arne Jacobsen, 1956.
Designer Arne Jacobsen is considered one of the grandfathers of modern Danish design. The Arne Jacobsen City Hall Alarm Clock emphasizes this designer/architect's belief in giving the same amount of attention to small industrial products as he would to a city hall. In fact, this clock was designed for the Rodovre City Hall in 1956. While the clock's aesthetics differs greatly with the building's architecture, one can see how they both celebrate the international architecture trends of the 1950's and the Functionalism movement.
Made with PMMA and ABS plastic, the Arne Jacobsen City Hall Alarm Clock resembles the original but without the patina. Likewise, this clock's black and white color scale and metal foot is undeniably a nod to his acclaimed "Ant" chair. Its snooze button and LED light activates by simply holding your hand 1 cm above the clock. The top lens is made from impact-resistant plastic (perhaps for those early risers). The time and alarm functions are easily set by removing the rear case (cover) and adjusting the dials. Though small in stature, the Arne Jacobsen City Hall Alarm Clock encapsulates weighty design principles from a designer who cared about the details.
Requires 2 AA batteries (not included).
Material(s): PMMA impact-resistant plastic, ABS plastic
Dimensions: 4.3" Dia
Designer: Arne Jacobsen
Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) was trained as a bricklayer and graduated from The Technical Society's school in 1924 and Copenhagen Art Academy 1927. In 1928 he received the Academy's gold medal, but prior to this, when only 23, he was awarded a silver medal at the 1925 Paris World Exhibition — the first of numerous honours that became a natural accompaniment to his artistic activities, his untiring search and his brilliant conceptions, made manifest by many successes in competitions at home and abroad.View other products by Arne Jacobsen
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