Tick tock: a clock to rock the wall

Frustrated that you can't keep track of time? the answer is to get a clock on the wall in more rooms in your dwelling. And the good news is there are some stylish models to make time pass very pleasingly indeed.

Newgate clock

Clocks are often overlooked as a great piece of functional art work for walls. So if you can find the time, hang a clock on some empty wall space and delight at how it brings the room to life. Pictured above: UK maker Newgate offers an extensive collection of clean, bold, modern and mid-century designs, including this rectangular wood framed rectangular clock, Mr Davies, £75

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Always looking for your phone to find out the time? But think about it, you put your phone down, you can't remember where..and you wish there was a damn clock somewhere in the house. Well now's the time hang a few wall clocks. They can be things of beauty. And you need never be late again. Oh and lots of them are made from recyclable/sustainable materials - wood, metal, cork - as well as ceramic.

Makers to check out

Newgate

Nomon 

George Jenson

Onesixeightlondon.com

Zuiver 

Umbra

Curious Makers

The great mid century designers including Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen and of course George Nelson all did their bit to make clocks pieces of modern art; and many models are as popular today as they were in the mid 20th century - particuarly Nelson's exuberant Ball Wall Clock. 

Zuiver cork clock with moulded numbers, £49 at Cuckooland
A timeless classic, George Nelson Ball wall clock
Deep Sea wall clock, £129 at Escapology

From top: Zuiver cork clock with moulded numbers, £49 at Cuckooland; A timeless classic, George Nelson Ball wall clock; Deep Sea wall clock, £129 at Escapology. Below: Ribbonwood beechwood wall clock by Canada's Umbra design company, £50; Forester rustic wood and steel wall clock, £66 at Artisanti; Spanish brand Nomon makes very elegant modern clocks, including this  2Puntos, wood and metal; Karlsson's Mr Blue steel rim wall clock, £68.32. Find brand at Wayfair

Ribbonwood beechwood wall clock by Canada's Umbra design company, £50
Forester rustic wood and steel wall clock, £66 at Artisanti
Spanish brand Nomon makes very elegant modern clocks, including this  2Puntos, wood and metal
Karlsson's Mr Blue steel rim wall clock, £68.32. Find brand at Wayfair