$6,900 - $12,900
Measuring almost 3 feet square, QlockTwo Large delivers entrancing timekeeping on a grand scale. With the panache of a contemporary artwork, the precise time is displayed via the written word in a matrix of letters, with the words changing at 5-minute intervals as illuminated corner points mark the minutes in-between. Qlock’s interchangeable cover panels are offered in an array of eye-catching finishes—powder-coated steel in several matte colors, gleaming copper, stainless and goldtone finish or natural steel, iron or copper.
35.5" h x 35.5" w x 1.5" d (90x90x3.5cm)
- Face panel is fixed by magnets and can be easily changed out for another color or finish; extra faces sold separately.
- Handmade in Germany
- Body: Wood, paint
- Face: Steel, iron, copper or gold
- Power supply: 110-240V
- Reduced power consumption due to brilliant LED technology
- Automatically sets time by European radio signals; if clock is outside the time signal, it switches to a very accurate quartz mode.
- Light sensor allows for easy adjustment of illumination
- Automatically modifies to ambient light
- Can display seconds
Deservedly racking up more than 20 international awards in just the last few years, the German product design studio of Biegert & Funk continues to bowl over the design world with versions of their signature achievement, the Qlock. Designers Marco Biegert and Andreas Funk have, in essence, reinvented the notion of telling time with an innovative grid display of the hours, minutes and seconds of daily life. And all in 110 letters!
With variations ranging from wall clocks to wristwatches to an iPhone App, the Qlock “combines the moment with the written word and turns it into a statement,” say Marco and Andreas. Among the dozens of distinguished prizes the firm has ratcheted up are the Red Dot, iF Product Design, Good Design and the prestigious Gold Award of the ADC Europe.
Design is never static. When Copenhagen-based &Tradition was established in 2010, founder Martin Kornbek Hansen's mission was to produce work that was defined by a unique vision, whether it came from Danish legends of the past or young innovators of the future. The roster extends from timeless luminaries such as Verner Panton and Arne Jacobsen to current leading lights Samuel Wilkinson and Norm.Architects to exciting new names Mia Hamborg and Victor Vetterlein. As the company's Kornbek Hansen puts it: "We see a kinship between the old masters, who were avant-garde in their time, and new designers creating the ground-breaking icons of today."
With its library of furniture and lighting extending from the 1930s to the present day, the firm is uniquely positioned to carry on the Nordic tradition of unstinting craftsmanship and adroit use of materials. Nonetheless, &Tradition sees its future in global terms, handpicking design talent and production facilities internationally in an effort to continually produce relevant product and engage a new generation of conscious consumers.