A line of Mondaine watches is heavily influenced by classical Swiss railway clocks, called the Official Swiss Railways Watch/SBB, to a design licensed from the Swiss Federal Railways since 1986. This design, by Hans Hilfiker, originated in 1944.
The original movement was unlike other watches and unique because of the following fact: By spreading 58 seconds over the 360 degrees (rather than the usual 60 seconds), the second hand comes to a complete stop at the 12 numeral for two seconds, giving the illusion that time has stopped. Then, the minute hand advances one step and the second hand starts a new cycle. However the company stopped making models with this mechanism around 2001. In 2013, a redesigned model was launched under the name stop2go. In keeping with how the movement itself works, the crown is shaped like a rocker switch that you flip back and forth instead of winding. This element is as practical as it is distinctive.
The fact that the Dutch word ‘lef ’
is derived from the Hebrew word for heart and their studio
is located in the heart of amsterdam was not the only reason why brothers Arno and Dennis
Ruijzenaars and designer Erwin Termaat named their brand LEFF amsterdam.
More important to them was that the Dutch meaning of this word stands for doing something
that others don’t dare to do, like pushing boundaries and going against the grain. Because who
in the world would start making clocks these days, while time is all around us?Arno: “Well, we would. Because we think clocks are amazing products; they are technical
instruments and can be art pieces at the same time. But most of all, because nobody really
needs a clock. This challenges us even more to create something beautiful that everyone wants
Materia Design is for Rosalba Galati and Laura Santi the result of a shared passion for materials and their pliability. An esplorative energy guides both hands and mind towards the creation of jewelry new in shape and perceptually diverse in conception.
Unlike traditional jewelry, its preciousness is obtained through playful creativity and free use of forms.
Believing that “art prevails over design,” Pablo Pallucco founded his company in 1982 in Treviso, Italy. It evolved into a design-driven company and, in the 1980s, took over production of Mariano Fortuny’s iconic 1921 lamp, a piece that has been likened to sculpture.
In order to preserve Kralj's most important pieces of art and show the world the eternity of his great designs the production of this legendary furniture from 50s and 60s was revived under the brand Rex Kralj. To honor Niko Kralj's significant work and life book Design for All, All for Design was published.
Zieta's main goal is to deliver uniqueness and customization in design and constructions while keeping the production, transport and warehousing innovatively efficient.
This is how they imagine the future world: Light, durable structures of customized applications produced on demand out of one-of-a-kind parts, yet efficiently.
They use computer controlled production process. Customized pattern, customized form, customized function, one-of-a-kind product and outstanding precision are what we deliver.
You will find all of this philosophy reflected in our products. We research, we discover new possibilities, we play with forms and we deliver a beautiful, innovative, surprising outcome to people who love design and who care about the design development.
They believe their work is a valuable contribution to the world of design not only by the unique beauty of our forms but most of all by opening ultra-innovative opportunities of forming and new paths for the world of future.