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Ceramic Desk Clock by George Sowden for Neos, Italy, 1980s

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Postmodern stand clock for desk or table by George Sowden for Neos by Lorenz. Ceramic in grey black and white. Made in Italy in the 1980s. Year: 1980s Country: Italy Dimensions: L 6.5in x H 8 in x Dm 2.75 in, L 15.5cm x H 20.3cm x D 6.98cm Available: 1 Manufacturer: Neos by Lorenz Designer: George Sowden Material: ceramic, glass and metal Condition: new in box Color: pink, blue/green, white Production: out of production George J. Sowden is an architect and designer. He was born in Leeds, UK in 1942. After studying architecture at the Gloucester college of art he moved to Milan in 1970 where he founded his own design and product development studio in 1979. He met Ettore Sottsass while working as a design consultant for Olivetti. Sottsass invited Sowden and his wife Nathalie du Pasquier to co-found the Memphis Group in 1981. Their contributions to the New Design are now the most emblematic of the movement that changed design and pop culture. After the Memphis Group disbanded in 1988, Sowden collaborated with world-famous companies like Olivetti, Alessi, Bodum, Guzzini, Lorenz, Rancilio, Steelcase, Swatch, Segis, Memphis, IPM, Moulinex, Telecom Italia, Tefal and Pyrex. Today Sowden is his eponymous brand that offers a collection of innovative products for the 21st century. The Neos clocks designed by the Memphis Group’s power couple are now exemplary of what can be done at best in postmodern time pieces. All of their clocks have been highly influential. "The key aspect of the entire series, designed by George J. Sowden and Nathalie du Pasquier, is the search for an 'Industrial' time. Neos collection reflects the very latest trends in neo-modern design and its power of expression goes beyond any purely functional concept, giving the watch an intensely decorative role. They come in different variants, leaving room for personal choice, but they are most of all an example of flexible industrialization, an alternative to anonymous and mass production. The production includes wrist watches, table clocks, and wall clocks." Master Horloger, 2009.  

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  • Date of Manufacture
    1980s
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Excellent condition, stored by collector in original box.
  • Dimensions
    H 8 in. x W 6.25 in. x D 2.75 in.H 20.32 cm x W 15.88 cm x D 6.99 cm
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    LU1438216932841
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