A world renowned Spanish architect, designer, painter and writer, Óscar Tusquets Blanca designed the Nautilus wall clock in 1996 for Spanish design brand Mobles 114. Describing the clock, he said: "The commission was for a wall clock and the idea lay in presenting time as something infinite and asymmetrical. The traditional 12-hour sphere, representing only half a day, is really nothing more than a received convention. With its spiral form, Nautilus is an evocation of the continuity of time and its lack of repetition - no beginning no end. Thus the sphere is not closed but rather opens up as if projecting itself towards infinity, like the spiral of a nautilus - the sea snail. The base is made of ABS plastic and is protected by glass. The numbers are the work of graphic artist Ricardo Rousselot, and are inspired in monumental Roman lapidary script, specifically Trajan's column in Rome which dates from the first century BC - the beginning of our era; what better way to count the passing of time!"
Oscar Tusquets Blanca is an important figure in the international postmodern movement, which reacted against the influence of modernist design and theory dominant throughout much of the twentieth century. He lives and works in the Catalan capital of Barcelona. This clock is part of the design collection of the Design Museum of Barcelona.
In very good vintage condition with wear consistent with age and use. Marked on front of glass.