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Max Bill Wall Clock With Lines

by Max Bill, from ameico

max bill wall clock with lines

max bill wall clock with lines

Design Max Bill, 1956
Aluminum, mineral glass, quartz movement
Made in Germany by Junghans

The work of max bill was a continuous balancing act between free art and applied art, between severe, reduced forms and flowing natural ones, between philosophical thinking and practical application. examining the subject of "time" was a fascinating challenge for max bill, and one that occupied him for decades. a remarkable example of his work is a wall clock he designed for junghans in 1956/57. rarely has the interplay of hour and minute been portrayed in a more stylized and elegantly simple way than with this clock, which can be seen today in the world's most important design museum - the museum of modern art.

max bill - a product of the bauhaus generation, pupil of walter gropius and kindred spirit of le corbusier and mies van der rohe - was a virtuoso designer and creative artist, as his diverse activities as a painter, architect, sculptor, teacher and designer amply demonstrate. his work is characterised by a clarity of design and precise proportions which are unrivalled to this day.

The Max Bill wall clock with lines features a polished aluminum housing, white aluminum dial, chromium plated pointer, mineral glass and a quartz clock battery-operated movement.

medium: 8.7" dia. | 2.25" d

$400.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
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Max Bill

Swiss-born Max Bill (1908-1994) is widely considered the single most decisive influence on Swiss graphic design, beginning in the 1950s with his theoretical writing and progressive work. With a start as a silversmith, he would go on to study at the Bauhaus under many teachers, including Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Oskar Schlemmer, before moving to Zurich in 1927. He was a true virtuoso, with excellence as a painter, architect, sculptor, typeface designer, industrial and graphic designer, and teacher. Bill was connected to the Modern Movement, and as an industrial designer his work is characterized by a clarity of design and precise proportions. He continuously balanced free and applied art, severe and reduced forms with flowing natural forms, philosophical thinking and practical application. With his famous clock made for the Junghans, part of a long-term examination of time, Bill sought to express the science of form so that it could be understood by the senses. Another notable product design is the "Ulmer Hocker" of 1954, a stool that can also be used as a shelf element or a side table.


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