Desk Clock by GEORGE SOWDEN for NEOS, Italy, 1980S

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, Metal
CONDITION: New in box
COLOR: Black, Grey, White
PRODUCTION: Out of production

 

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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.