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. We could not believe that such a thing did not already exist. It’s such a simple idea. we 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.
- contents packaging: tube clock, LR44 battery, cleaning cloth, instruction manual
- year of release: 2014
- designer: piet hein eek
- item number: LT70002
- EAN code: 8718421371679
- dimensions: Ø 5cm/2″ – Length: 8cm/3.1″
- weight: 0.22kg / 0.5lbs
- power supply: LR44 battery (included)
- materials: brass plated steel
- dial type: index
- dial colour: brass
- movement type: quartz movement
- warranty: 5 year