Big Ben clock by Marcel Wanders

Big Ben by Marcel Wanders

London Design Festival: Dutch designer Marcel Wanders spoke to Dezeen about a new clock inspired by a London landmark earlier today at the Moooi showroom in west London (+ audio + movie).

Big Ben is a giant decorative wall clock based on the ornate clock face of the famous landmark, which was recently renamed the Elizabeth Tower.

Big Ben by Marcel Wanders

"Clocks are by now probably the most non-functional object," said Wanders, suggesting how easy it is to find out the time from our phones, watches and computer screens.

Big Ben by Marcel Wanders

"Because [the clock] doesn't have any function anymore, it has a very decorative aspect," he told Dezeen.

Big Ben by Marcel Wanders

Big Ben is on show alongside other work by Moooi and pieces by Studio Job and Stefano Giovannoni in the Moooi showroom in west London – see the map below for details.

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Movie: Big Ben by Marcel Wanders
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Dezeen's London Design Festival map

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The map above is taken from Dezeen’s guide to the London Design Festival, which lists all the events going on across the city this week. We’ll be updating it over the coming days with extra information on our highlights so keep checking back. Explore the larger version of this map here.