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Petals design clock by Karlsson

Friday, April 13th, 2012
Petal wall art clock by Karlsson

Wall art clock

Karlsson have got attractive and funky clock design down to a fine art.

For those occasions when you want something attractive on your wall, but are limited in space, many of their clock designs combine art with function.

That’s certainly the case with this black steel petals clock, which is based on a spirographic style patterned flower. It draws the eye in like a piece of wall art, but it also serves the practical purpose of helping you keep track of time.

The Karlsson petals clock costs £45 from Dutch By Design.

Karlsson Spirograph multi colour wall clock

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
Top 10 contemporary wall clocks

Colourful spiral clock

Karlsson are renowned for producing some great product designs and their wall clocks are no exception.

If you’d like to add a splash of colour to your walls, then this multicoloured spirograph clock is the perfect way of doing so.

The large clock features spirals radiating around the clock face in six colours (yellow, orange, red, pink, blue and green) and can be purchased from Oliver Bonas.

We’ve featured lots of other contemporary, stylish and designer wall clocks on Fresh Design Blog. Check out the links below for 10 more fabulous funky wall clocks!

Stainless steel scissors wall clock

Upcycled bicycle wheel clock

Thomas Bucheim multicoloured clock

Karlsson leaves clock

Aspiral motion wall clock

DIY Passe Partout Karlsson wall clock

Quirky Karlsson book clocks

Big Ben wall clock wall sticker

Designer bouquet clock

Funky test card clock

Upcycled bicycle wheel clock from Vyconic

Monday, May 16th, 2011
Vyconic design bicycle wheel wall clock

Bicycle wheel wall clock

The wheels of time have turned – and this old bicycle wheel has been upcycled to give it a new life, as a trendy clock!

The reconditioned and re-engineered bicycle wheel has been transformed into a wall clock by Andrew Fitzgerald, an artist and designer from Hertfordshire, who runs Vyconic.

The bicycle wheel clock is mounted directly onto the wall, through the centre of the wheel, which creates an impression that the clock is floating on the wall. The time-telling ability is achieved through the use of a Karlsson clock mechanism, positioned in the centre of the wheel. The spokes of the wheel naturally lend themselves to looking perfectly at home on the face of a clock.

Whether you’re a fan of cycling, or just like unusual clocks, you can order an upcycled bicycle wheel clock from Vyconic (they are made to order) for £99.

Check out other weird and wonderful clock ideas featured previously on Fresh Design Blog!

Karlsson leaves clock

Friday, January 7th, 2011
Modern and contemporary Karlsson designer clock

Leaf design clock

One of the best known names for designing modern and funky contemporary clocks is Karlsson.

Karlsson are responsible for many great clock designs and we’ve featured several over the last few years, including the DIY passe partout Karlsson clock, the book clock, the flower field glass clock and the black lotus clock.

The leaves design clock is another distinctive Karlsson design, which is oozing with character and colour. The clock mechanism (in the middle of the clock) comes separately to the colourful leaf shapes, giving you the chance to put the clock together on the wall as you see fit.

You can arrange the leaves in the way shown here or create your own new look. Clocks have never been so fun!

The Karlsson leaves clock was £55, but is now only £39.95 in the sale at Dutch by Design.

10 home bargains in the John Lewis sale

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Many of the Boxing Days sales are in full swing now – hope you’ve got lots of bargains, if you were after them! – and by the looks of it, lots of items have been selling well.

We couldn’t resist a quick browse of John Lewis sale and, amongst the homeware items still available, we’ve spotted several familiar favourites now reduced by up to half price and lots of other good buys.

Here are some of our top picks.

1. The contemporary metal bay tree sculpture by Alex Davis, that we featured in April, has been reduced from £545 to £375.

2. The quirky Karlsson book design mantle clock, in primary colours, has been reduced from £25 to £12.50.

3. The distinctively designed Content by Conran matador armchair, in caterpillar green, reduced from £999 to £699.

4. A very nice dark wood Ellis sideboard, which would provide plenty of useful storage, reduced from £299 to £199.

5. More good shelving in the form of the Content by Conran Kendal alcove shelving in oak, reduced from £695 to £399.

6. A Nick Munro walnut dining table, reduced from £899 to £599.

7. An Ella Doran Indian Slippers design cushion is reduced from £35 to £17.50.

8. A colourful Villeroy & Boch new wave caffee farida espresso cup reduced from £14.95 to £7.50.

9. The Denby Monsoon chrysanthemum jug, which is a lovely shape, reduced from £9 to £6.30.

10. John Lewis geometric mugs (in red, green and grey) reduced from £4 to £2.

Karlsson Flower Field glass clock

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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Modern clocks have become so much more than simply timepieces, as these two glass clocks from Karlsson demonstrate.

 The flower field glass clocks are decorated with an array of contemporary floral designs, making them an eye-catching piece of art.

It’s amazing how different the design becomes by adding colour, but we think we do ultimately prefer the monotone black and white version.

You can find the Karlsson black flower field clock and the multicoloured flower field clock for sale at Dot Maison.

Quirky Karlsson book clocks

Thursday, November 5th, 2009


There’s no end to the variety of quirky clocks available these days, including these unusual clocks made from books.

Available in a choice of classic black and white (which we’re rather partial too) or colourful primary colours, the clocks would be ideal for perching on a shelf, table or even on a bookcase.

Both of these clocks are available from Harley’s Interiors for £19.99 each.

DIY passe partout Karlsson wall clock

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

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There are a lot of these types of clocks around at the moment and they’re great for a contemporary home. This one is a bit different though, as it’s designed so you can fill the frames with whatever you want (pictures, children’s drawings, keepsakes, scraps of wallpaper, postcards etc) and you can move the frames around to whatever position you want them in.

In essence, it’s a fully customisable clock.

It’s a great idea, especially if you’re happy to be creative and crafty. It would make a good present too – you could fill all the frames with wedding photos as a gift for a newly wed couple, put pictures of friends and fun times in it for students starting a new chapter of their life, or pop children’s photos and drawings in the frames as a gift for grandparents.

And if in time you decide you want another look, you can simply change the contents of the 12 frames and start again.

You can buy the diy passe partout Karlsson wall clock from Soulful Toaster for £44.99. It has sold out at the moment, but they’ve got more stock coming soon and, if you’re interested, you can let them now in advance.

More than just a clock

Monday, June 8th, 2009
Black lotus clock

Black lotus clock

It’s great when you find a piece for your home that serves both a practical purpose, but also looks wonderfully stylish too. That’s certainly the case with this very funky clock – which looks so much more than just a clock.

Its appearance makes it look like it’s made of metal, but it’s actually a form of flexible plastic, that’s been crimped and riveted to form a lovely starbust effect. Even if it didn’t have the timepiece in the middle, we’d still put it on our wall.

The Karlsson Black Lotus Clock is available from Contemporary Heaven for £49.

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