Time is precious, we all know that. For something that is perhaps the most important thing we have, something we should savour every second of, we should take pride in how we keep it. Clocks have a long history of being the centrepiece of rooms, communities, and even cities; both decorative and extremely useful, the clock is an essential part of life. With all of this in mind, we’ve put together a few of the best wall clocks - from minimalist clocks and modern clocks to digital atomic clocks and pendulum clocks - as well as the room in the house that they suit the most.
When it comes to the living room clock, you want something that makes you feel at home. The living room is a place of calm and relaxation. Perfect, then, for Menu’s White Marble Wall Clock which also comes in black marble. Designed by Norm Architects to combat the inescapable ubiquity of smartphones, the marble clock is a stripped-back, natural clock that will bring you back to earth.
Kitchens can get messy, using a variety of utensils on a variety of ingredients while you’re knocking up a delicious feast leaves a kitchen looking untidy at best. Minimalux’s Clock hands are sunk into a curved pool of highly polished solid aluminium, providing an aesthetic that’s cleaner than clean. Not only is this clock a high-quality, highly-functioning wall feature, the reflective surface affords hypnotising and unique reflections throughout your cooking process. Best of all, the clock can either be hung on a wall or placed on a table via a discreet hidden base contained within the rim.
Leff Amsterdam’s Scope White Clock is ideal for somewhere that people will walk past - i.e the hallway. The twelve steps around the clock that signify each hour play with light as you pass the clock, giving a different impression from all angles. As well as this, we think finding a spot on a wall near stairs will present a nice visual connection between the steps and the face of the clock. Think of it more as a sculpture than your ordinary wall clock.
Something about Menu’s Brass and Steel Wall Clocks tells us they’re the ones for the bedroom. The brushed steel and brass faces have a sense of calm and serenity, the markings running in perfect circles around the open face. Perfect for weekend mornings when all you need is an approximate time to discern whether it’s time to wake up - it’s probably not, take in your new clock and sleep sound.
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