Desk Clock "Paradise" by SHOHEI MIHARA for WAKITA, Japan, 1980S

Postmodern "Paradise" stand clock for desk or table by Shohei Mihara for Wakita, the line Super Present. Made in Japan in the 1980s.

Bright colors with geometric shapes reflect this clock's joyful and unexpected design. Geometric elements in red, blue, yellow, green and purple, this clock is bold and unconventional in both color and shape. Instead of classic numerals, the bright yellow round clock face has graphic designs to mark each hour, like Postmodern hieroglyphics, with nine o’clock and three o’clock resembling their numbers. The purple frame is detached, floating above the rest. The second hand turns in a spiral shape, the minute hand is a triangle. Entrancing to watch in movement, this desk clock removes us from time, mesmerizing us with it, all while serving it’s function to display it.

YEAR: 1980s
COUNTRY: Japan
DIMENSIONS: H 11.25 in. x W 4.25 in. x D 4.25 in. , H 28.58 cm x W 10.8 cm x D 10.8 cm
AVAILABLE: 1
MANUFACTURER: Wakita
DESIGNER: Shohei Mihara
MATERIAL: Metal
CONDITION: Excellent
COLOR: Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, Purple
PRODUCTION: Out of production

 

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SHOHEI MIHARA (1947-Born in Miharu Town, Fukushima) is a leading postmodern Japanese designer yet little known outside of Japan. First highly criticized like his soul-brothers and sisters of the Memphis Group, his work for Wakita is now a landmark of Japanese Design History and is regarded with a different perspective.He studied Industrial Design at Tokyo Zokei University Design Department  where he graduated in 1970. He started to work as a freelance designer in 1974 and taught industrial design in Japan from 2003 to 2013. His work has been internationally awarded and exhibited since 1976. Today Shohei is operating from Mihara Design Office in Tokyo, continuing to ignite change in design.