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.

Dimensions
  • 4.3" Dia
Material(s)
PMMA impact-resistant plastic, ABS plastic
Notes
Requires 2 AA batteries (not included).
Item Number
AMC-RD-43673
Model(s)
RD-43673