I’m not sure why, but I have designed many objects with a flat bowl shape. It all started with the lid of a series of storage tins designed for Alessi, and led to another family of trays and serving bowls, a desktop storage system for Vitra, and then this wall clock. I liked the memory it evoked of plates and dishes which people used to hang on their walls instead of using them. The dial of the clock was designed to imitate a sports hall or swimming pool clock, which was probably a mistake although I still like it. I think we’d have sold many more if it looked more like a normal clock!
Extracted from A Book of Things by Jasper Morrison (Lars Müller Publishers, 2015)