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Joe Colombo’s Optic Clock

Following on from the Alessi Cronotime Clock mentioned earlier in the week, here is another affordable clock from Alessi, Joe Colombo’s Optic Clock.

This clock was originally designed in 1970and was in production until 2004, returning now after that short break. It is made from ABS plastic and is available in a choice of black or white. Measuring 8cm in all dimensions, it is a neat size for a bedside alarm clock.

It is available to buy from Utility Design priced £38.

Categories / Design and Interiors

1960s Pio Manzu-designed Alessi Cronotime Clock reissued


An affordable design classic, with the Alessi Cronotime Clock returning 44 years after it was first seen on the shelves.

1966 was the year Pio Manzu designed it and the clock really does scream that particular era. A tubular design in ABS plastic and a big, bold face to tell you the time. Don't fancy orange? You can get it in black too.

No matter which one you go for, the price is the same – a modest £38.

Find out more at the Utility website

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Alessi Memories of the Future vintage tea and coffee pots


Alessi is reissuing classic designs from the 1920s, 30s and 40s under the name Memories of the Future, including the coffee pot picture above and the tea pot below.

Both are authentic (and timeless) re-creations, with these deco-style pots designed originally by Carlo Alessi and crafted in polished stainless steel, with detailing in 'of its era' bakelite.

The pots above sells for £76. If you want more of the same, check out the site for items like a creamer, sugar bowl, trays, coasters, a fruit bowl, a sugar castor, ice buckets, stroage jars and some really stylish vintage cocktial shakers.

Find out more at the Made in Design website

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