Design from the former East Germany (or DDR) is now highly collectable and here is an interesting example.
Originating in East Germany in the 1970s, this Children’s Clock was made by a company called Variant, about whom I sadly know nothing more. The clock is nonetheless rather splendid, featuring a bright orange case, bold numbers and coloured cogs. Originally it came dismantled, the idea being that the child benefited from the achievement of putting it together. Now it is ready to go, there is no reason why it should just be for a child’s room.
Idylic currently have one available to buy for £27.