Kisho Kurokawa Inspiration Desk Clock


Kisho Kurokawa Inspiration Desk Clock designed by one of the foremost contemporary architects of Japan. Kurokawa’s use of geometric figures is in keeping with his strong sense of balance in all his work. Kurokawa employs his concept of “abstract symbolism” throughout his work.

The hour hand encases each number decidedly leaving little doubt of the certainty of time. This “easy to read” alarm clock is a favorite for those difficult to focus eyes in the morning. Its rich wine red color compliments both a night stand, desk or side table in stated elegance.

The Inspiration alarm clock has a four level ascending ring guaranteed to wake the hardiest of sleepers and comes with a battery and is gift boxed.

Kisho Kurokawa Inspiration Desk Clock is currently out of production.


Kisho Kurokawa

Kisho Kurokawa made his debut into the world of architecture at age 26, as a cofounder of the Metabolism Movement. His major works include Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporar y Art, National Ethnological Museum, and Nagoya City Art Museum. The Art Institute of Chicago honored him by designating its architecture gallery the Kisho Kurokawa Gallery of Architecture.

  • Graduate School of Architecture, Tokyo University
  • Japan Art Academy Award, 1992, for Nara City Museum of Photography
  • 1986 Gold Medal, Academy of Architecture, France
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, Advanced Research for Japanese Architectural Studies, Columbia University

"The museum of the future will become a complex with elements such as amusement facility, lifelong education, people's workshop, information center, etc. Obviously this will turn a museum into a complex of several architectures. The method of Abstract Symbolism, which gives each architecture its own independent geometric figure (such as a circle, cube, ellipse) and reorganizes them as a complex, is effective in designing a museum."

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