Handmade – Richlite Clocks for Surface Matter


I was  recently Commissioned by Surface Matter to design & make a pair of quartz clocks to demonstrate the versatility of ‘Richlite’. As one of a number of ‘Artisan’, created pieces, they were exhibited  at the launch of their new showroom in London.

Typical Applications for Richlite

This bonded paper product is typically used in architecture, interior applications &  some very exciting furniture creations emerging from a small number of exclusive makers.

Material Characteristics

I have worked with this material on smaller scale products for some time and have developed a fascination with its it’s decorative properties, in particular its lack of uniformity when used for smaller objects. This simple design is hand made using ‘Rainier’ & ‘Diamond Black’  with brushed copper detail. The face presents a simple elegance while the reverse reveals a decorative surprise. The Richlite is finished with a furniture oil.