Non là – a collection of contemporary ceramic table clocks inspired by the straw hat

Clocks in general, just like mirrors, are some of the most common accessories to see in any home. They have this double function and they are both decorative elements and functional items that help us in our daily lives. Table clocks are particularly interesting because they come in so many shapes and designs. Non là is a great example that shows us how much these designs can vary.

Non là is a ceramic table clock that was designed by Milan-based Studio Klass for Diamantini & Domeniconi. It has a very interesting shape. But the most interesting thing about it is the history behind the design. The clock’s shape was inspired by the famous straw hat which in Vietnamese is called Nón lá, hence the name of the clock. The designer only borrowed the shape of the hat and used it to create a stylized version for the clock.

Notice that the clock has a fluid, continuous shape. The conic body is not only for display. It also has a functional role as well. When the clock is placed on the table, the base of the cone makes it tilted and thus makes reading the time easier. The unusual shape also allows the clock to function as an accent piece. The bold colors make it stand out even more. The clock comes in six glossy, vibrant colors.

Published by in Home Gadgets, on September 12th, 2012


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