A Concrete Table Clock Makes a Textured and Decorative Object

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Nov 5, 2013 • References: architonic and fancy
You've seen many concrete clock styles, but the design of this table clock is unparalleled. It's an original piece called 'Hard Times Table Clock' by IVANKA, and is made from architectural and textured concrete. Many other concrete objects are smoothened and refined; this one, however, is the exact opposite.

Many other concrete designs sacrifice the material's natural disposition, while IVANKA emphasizes the roughness and asymmetrical nature of the concrete; the actual function of the clock is a bit of an afterthought.

You can feel the roughness of the clock just by looking at it and it almost becomes distracting. Contrasting against a pair of black minute and hour hands, there are no markers on the face. Instead, you're fronted with textured markings within the concrete that can perhaps function as a vague reference of time, putting the emphasis on the incredible minimalist design.