10 Conversation Starting Tabletop Clocks

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From the revived 1980s talking pyramid clock to a clock that changes fonts with every passing minute, these clocks are meant to stand out and make an impression.


• 1 This Vintage Russian Alarm Clock is worth the effort of hand winding that it requires.

• 2 The Chronotime Desk Clock designed in 1988 by Pio Manz├╣ for Alessi is a design classic on its second edition available in black and in an orange similar to Pantone's 2012 color of the year, Tangerine Tango.

• 3 Established & Sons Font Clock consists of twelve different fonts that are mixed and matched throughout the day (and night) to create a constantly changing look.

• 4 The Vitjaz Alarm Clock adds a pop of color in a vintage design.

• 5 The & Design Bird Clock wakes you up with gentle chips.

• 6 The Conran Shop Paperpulp Mantel Clock is made from recycled paper pulp and is a modern take on the classic mantel clock.

• 7 George Nelson's Ceramic Clock was designed in the early 1950's but only recently went into production by Vitra.

• 8 The Seiko Pyramid Talk Clock was incredibly popular when it was originally produced in the 1980s and was recently put back into production for a new generation. It provides time, weather and temperature updates in both English and Japanese.

• 9 Designed in 2011, the Jasper Morrison AC 01 Alarm Clock is a new design with a timeless look. A ring around the time piece gives a glow to allow for visibility in the dark.

• 10 The West Elm Ceramic White Alarm Clock offers a clean look in all white.

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