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Clifford Richards Retro Robot Clocks

Regular readers will already be familiar with Clifford Richards’ retro robot designs. Now The Original Metal Box Company has produced three Retro Robot Clocks based on his designs.

The clock is made from laser-cut mild steel, which has been powder coated to give it a rich finish in either red, blue or green. The robot stands on a “spaceship launchpad” base, but can also be attached to the wall with the fittings included.

The clock costs £33 from The Original Metal Box Company.

Categories / Kids

Clifford Richards Robot Night Night Light

We've featured some of his  original prints at Elphicks last week and have previously given quite a lot of love and attention to Clifford Richards' robot designs but have only just come across his robot Night Night Light

The wonderfully retro robot shape is made from recycled powdered steel and would be perfect for a kids bedroom. To up the eco credentials, it's solar powered and come bed time, the robot is backlit by a warm glow. Other animal-inspired shaped night lights are available, but this is definitely the favourite option for a good night. 

The light costs £38. 

Buy it from Magma

Categories / Art and Photography

Clifford Richards prints at Elphicks

Richards toucans

Fans of the distinctive graphic design of Clifford Richards will be pleased to hear Elphicks is stocking some of his original prints from the early 70s. 

Dating to 1972, the prints depict a range of different birds, delineated in simple, bold lines and colours. As well as the toucans illustrated, there are also designs showing owls, swallows, flamingos and parrots. 

The prints cost £275 each. 

Buy them online


Categories / Design and Interiors, Homeware

Dolly Storage Jar by Clifford Richards


An interesting design that's not unlike the classic Dodo Designs heads that appeared in The Avengers – the Dolly Storage Jar by Clifford Richards.

Take your pick from various colours (this one is toffee) with that bold retro design printed onto a ceramic creamware jar complete with rubber sealed lid.

Stylish as well as functional, each one sells for £65.

Find out more at the Paul Smith website

Categories / Design and Interiors, Homeware

Seed boxes by Clifford Richards

OMB seed

The seed box gets an update with these designs by Clifford Richards.

There's a choice of four different looks from the designer to choose from. There's the Second World War inspired Dig for Victory version pictured or, for something more associated with Richard's graphic Pop art style, take a look at the 'Grow your own' design. The other two designs feature colourful depiction of vegetables, both in a retro style. 

They work on a practical level too. They're made from heavy gauge steel to keep rodents out, with six ventilated compartments for seeds, and can be either mounted on the wall or left free standing. 

Quite an investment at £82 each but think of the money you could save on buying veg in the long term. 

Buy them from the Original Metal Box company