For some, spiders might be the bane of their existence, creepy many-legged monsters that although little, install terror in their souls. For others, these creatures work as a source of inspiration, becoming muses for sculptures or paintings. Such was the case with a giant spider sculpture called Maman (mother in French) that was created by Louise Bourgeois. The sculpture, in turn, inspired the design of Arachnophobia, a stylish, high-end table clock.
Maman is an impressive sculpture, made of bronze, stainless steel and marble that measures 9.27 x 8.91 x 10.24 meters. The giant spider has been displayed in a variety of locations all over the world. It was in one of these locations that it sparked the imagination of MB&F founder Maximilian Büsser. The man developed the concept of the table clock together with L’Epée 1839, Switzerland’s only specialised high-end clock manufacturer. Their collaboration took the movements of the stylish, high-end L’Epée clocks and reimagined them as the body of a spider. The torso of the arachnid is depicted as a black dome with white Roman numerals painted at its edge. Inside the head of the spider, the designers placed the regulator.
The legs of the spider are attached to the body through ball-and-socket joints. They are not only dazzling in design, but also articulated, allowing the owner of the clock to make Arachnophobia lay flat in order to mount it on the wall or make it stand tall on a desk. Arachnophobia is available in black or 18k yellow gold-plated editions. Of course, prices are expected to be steep considering who the manufacturer is. The table clock can be purchased for 15,300 Swiss Francs ( the black version ) and Swiss Francs 17,500 ( the Gold version ).
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Originally posted 2016-01-06 23:03:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter