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Dinn Clock by Alessandro Zambelli

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Specially designed for Diamantini&Domeniconi – Dinn clock is the latest project by Alessandro Zambelli. The new furniture accessory created by the designer shows its minimalist nature and uncovers a precious and ‘dinging’ heart’.

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The stark, round face takes bare essentials almost to an extreme. The material is MDF and comes in white and light oak. Within the circle is one bright, attention-grabbing spark of originality. A small, unexpected bell contrasts brassily with the painted face of a timepiece. This precious detail stands out as the clock’s ‘dinging’ heart. The visual impression made by the hands, in anthracite-coloured aluminium, is equally powerful. Clearly they are key features of its idiosyncratic, passing strike mechanism. In fact the minute hand terminates in a tiny hammer which nudges the clapper of the bell hourly, ‘on the dot.’ The clapper swings. It rings a bell. DINN.

A preview of DINN, the clock with the Campanella bell, can be seen at Maison et Objet (Hall 8, Stand A33-B34), the exhibition rendezvous in Paris from 5 to 9 September.

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