ADEX Awards Call For Entries 2020-21

Cuckoo Clock for Giorgetti

Best of 2020
A designer piece enriches the Atmosphere collection: Cuckoo Clock, the result of the new
important collaboration with the American designer Virginia Harper.
Ranging from product design to architecture, Virginia Harper developed a multidisciplinary style
that allowed her to translate the Giorgetti world in a unique and attractive way, reinterpreting the
iconic object invented by the German watchmaker Franz Ketterer in 1737.
The designer has enclosed the traditional mechanism in a shell made of plywood with exposed
parts in solid lathed canaletto walnut. The plus leather upholstery reveals a complex craftsmanship
which consists in wetting the skin several times to make it perfectly adhere to the object.
Everything is illuminated by the hands, the pendulum and the finishes in brass.
The bird marking the time with the classical sound becomes a jewel: stylised in the origami version,
it is covered in canaletto walnut. Rather than going out front, it pops out to one side, giving a
surprise effect.
Cuckoo Clock is the perfect representation of the typical approach of Giorgetti: reinterpreting a
game to make it become a fun, unexpected, refined and timeless object.
Technical specs
Cm 35 x h 40
in 13 3/4 x h 15 3/4
Shell: plywood with exposed parts in solid canaletto walnut in the natural finish
Cover: plus leather with colour of choice
Hands, pendulum and metal parts: brass
Bird: covered in canaletto walnut in the natural finish

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