Once upon a time, it is said, “A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct.” The time is the much hidden essence of our lives. It is just, it is sharp and it is ironically predictable. Cannot be shaped nor cannot be imitated. Well, it can be signage in various ways, that’s for sure. And as we all know, the best and the practical way is to form it is to manufacture a watch… Simple, mundane, but lifelong and architectural.
As Architecture of Life, we’d like to present you some forms of this phenomenon from the edges of some talented minds. Let’s start…
As one of Italy’s leading architects and designers, Achille Castiglioni designed the Record Watch for Alessi with Swiss graphic designer Max Huber.
A self-taught British designer, the 54 year old Tom Dixon named his pure stainless steel plated watches The Block.
Frank Gehry is a Canadian-American Pritzker Prize-winning architect based in Los Angeles. Here is his idea for a watch for Fossil. The Positive-negative Watch.
Works in the architecture, product design and visual communication areas, the Milano based designer Denis Guidone names his work for American Brand Projects as Déjà Vu.
London based internationally acclaimed designer Benjamin Hubert shows his talent under the brand Nava.
London based Crispin -Mr- Jones named his design Cyclops.
ENSCI-Les Ateliers graduated French designer, Mathieu Lehanneur named his watch Take Time for LEXON Design.
Born in 1981, Mats Lönngren is a Finnish concept designer. Let’s take a look to his 3012 Series for Hygge.
81 year old German industrial designer Dieter Rams, who is also known for his Ten Principles of “Good Design”, also designed watches.
As an industrial designer and interior architect, the Cairo borned New Yorker Karim Rashid named his watch The Kaj.
Born in 1949, Philippe Starck is a French product designer and interior designer. As a science fiction fan, here is his point of view for the concept of time, under the brand Fossil, inc.
Born in 1961, Patricia Urquiola is a Spanish architect and designer. Black Buckle Watch is her creation for Alessi
Two ODM collections of British designer Michael Young: MY04 Sunstitch and MY03 Hacker.
> MY04 Sunstitch
> MY03 Hacker
Japanese car and product designer Satoshi Wada and his Issey Miyake branded watch: W.
50 year old Dutch designer Marcel Wanders and his first watch collection for Alessi: Dressed.
Born in 1958, Swiss industrial designer Hannes Wettstein named his 2012 RedDot Best of the Best Awarded watch series as SPARC.
Remember, after all, “There is only one true wealth in all the universe… This wealth is living time. Time.” -Frank Herbert.