STATIC EXCLUSIVE By Lorenz
Table-top brushed steel clock
STATIC is a solid stainless steel quartz table clock with bronze satin finishing.
Case color: bronze
Dial color: white
Case material: solid stainless steel
Dial material: aluminum
Gift box: black saffiano leather, red leather interior
Movement: quartz UTS with central second hand
Glass: acrylic convex
Static is a table clock design by Richard Sapper, it derives from an intention to create a non-static form, a shape which can be dynamic. The base on which the clock rests is placed at a point on which the object would not usually stand, and it being hardly visible, it conveys the impression that the clock is floating above the surface. The clock’s face and the glass protrude from the case pointing diagonally upwards, seemingly reaching towards the person wishing to read the time. The result of the object’s idea is interesting: from whatever position, the clock can roll back into its upright position, thereby assuming the stability which gives it its name.
Lorenz’s Static clock won the Compasso d’Oro Award in 1960 because of the simplicity and rigor of the project (from its form to its materials), the object’s appeal and its elegant typeface.
The jury also recognized that this design avoided the tendency prevalent in much of the watch sector, particularly for table clocks, to impose a so-called “luxurious” and showy style.