Clock With Kitchen Timer, 1956–1957
This is a Clock with Kitchen Timer. It was designed by Max Bill. It is dated 1956–1957 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is molded and glazed earthenware, glass, chrome-plated metal, painted metal, molded plastic. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
The inverted teardrop-shaped housing of this time-keeping device for the kitchen accommodates a large clock face in the top, while its frame tapers down to house the smaller kitchen timer below. Devoid of ornament, it emphasizes clean-lined, easily read graphics through the designer's strict adherence to pure form and function.
This object was
George R. Kravis II.
It is credited
Gift of George R. Kravis II.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 26 × 18.6 × 6 cm (10 1/4 × 7 5/16 × 2 3/8 in.)
It has the following markings
Markings: “JUNGHANS” – top, center of clock face; “RD Engl N-886824” – stamped verso; “JUNGHANS DIEHL LIC. ATO MADE IN GERMANY” – molded stamp in plastic above battery
Cite this object as
Clock With Kitchen Timer, 1956–1957; Designed by Max Bill (Swiss, 1908–1994); molded and glazed earthenware, glass, chrome-plated metal, painted metal, molded plastic; H x W x D: 26 × 18.6 × 6 cm (10 1/4 × 7 5/16 × 2 3/8 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2016-5-10
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.