Decorative clocks don't seem to be on the top of many interior decorating wish lists today. It's a shame really because there are lots of great pieces that can add a decorative focal point in most any room. Perhaps we don't think much about clocks because time is at hand continuously--on our televisions, computer screens and cell phones.
In the past wood clocks were just about the only choice. Now, we can find beautiful designs in many materials. Wood is still a favorite, but metals and synthetics are readily available in many shapes and sizes.
The Uttermost Cason Wall Clock in Chestnut Brown is a good example of a wood clock that is large enough at 30" across to become an interesting feature in an entry or dining room. It would look great above a sideboard in the dining room or a long table in the foyer. The Uttermost Cason with its scooped frame design in distressed chestnut brown wood veneer and antiqued gold details is designed by Grace Feyock.
Many modern interiors call for more than just any old ho-hum wall clock. When looking for that perfect stylish timepiece, you'll discover the modern wall clock comes in many out of the ordinary designs. Want a bold color? Take your pick. How about a wall clock that at first glance appears to be a huge wrist watch? There's more than one. Ever considered a 30-inch wide open brass eye that's actually a modern clock? You'll find that one among StylePath's wall clock choices. Round, square, rectangular, starburst--the choices are dizzying.
The Melting Modern Wall Clock is reminiscent of Paris’ own melting building--a trompe-l'oeil mural facade made to appear as if it is melting on the spot, located on the city's Georges V Ave. This distorted clock, made of aluminum, would add an unexpected whimsical touch to your modern interior. This one may well be your favorite.
American artist David Scherer is anything but repressed. He works in a wide variety of mediums and creates quirky 3D wall clocks that double as works of art . His design philosophy—fusing an explosion of colors, textures and uncommon objects and materials together and creating an even more uncommon objects of art. He’s been at it for over 30 years and has his art in private and corporate collections around the world. He signs each piece so you know he created it, but who would have to even look for a handwritten signature as his design style is his true signature. Fun and a little off kilter, these modern clocks are interesting enough to make you want to buy one or two and even maybe start a collection.
David Sherer R. Birdie Wall Clock is hand crafted and hand painted with mixed media, acrylic fiberboard and metal. It comes ready to hang, so have your spot picked out before your package arrives.
David Sherer Real Time Wall Clock is an explosion of fun and it keeps time too.
Time is going to pass no matter what, so why not do it in style with these respective clocks and time pieces. Clockmakers once assembled all clocks by hand, but modern manufacturing practices have all internal clock workings done by machines. However, we picked the following clocks for you based on their handcrafted exteriors.
The Scrolling Forged Iron Table Clock from Modern Artisans is individually handcrafted at their Vermont studio applying traditional ironworking techniques. Contemporary artisan touches and forged iron touches make this copper-faced clock a perfect accent in the living room or bedroom.
Handcrafted and hand finished, the contemporary designed Question of Time Clock from the Jon Gilmore Clock Collection. Jon Gilmore, southern California designer, knows his wall décor. He’s been designing modern and contemporary art, mirrors and clocks for over 30 years. His techniques involve brushing and grinding aluminum by hand and with a grinding disc.
Ever wonder what time it was in New York or Beijing? Never be in the dark again with the Time Zones Clock from Bellacor. Made of hand forged metal in a heavily distressed dark brown wash hung on a wrought iron rod, these five times reflect local time, Beijing, Sydney, New York and Moscow.
This beautiful, antique clock look-a-like features a distressed brown finish with dark brown, metal details and an antique ivory clock face. The Leather Weave Clock from Bellacor would fit beautifully in a traditional study or living room decor.