Object of Desire: Ibazen Clocks, Handmade in Japan

Is it possible to have romantic feelings for a clock? We think so.

The , designed by Takahito Iba, is made entirely by hand, with a Japanese cherry wood frame and blackened steel hands. Here’s a look:

Above: The is available from Nalata/Nalata in NYC for $530.
Above: The face is letterpress printed in a font designed by Iba’s wife; the case has seven coats of natural lacquer.
Above: The from Nalata Nalata is $485.
Above: A closeup.

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