The clock at the Waldorf Astoria Kuwait is a celebration of time-keeping and a new chapter in the history of hotel clocks.
Situated in the lobby of the newly opened Waldorf Astoria Kuwait, which opened its doors two weeks ago on Wednesday August 24, the clock features a sphere made from eight pieces of compound curved glass panels and brush polished stainless steel parts with a gold PVD finish.
Drawing on the conceptual design initiated by LW Design our Smith of Derby design team worked closely with LW to refine the design and create an iconic time-piece in a contemporary style, which reflects the traditional Waldorf clock.
Inside the eight piece sphere is a static orrery that represents the solar system’s planetary orbits around the sun. The planets are made from bohemian crystal glass design and made by glass specialist @preciosalighting in the Czech Republic.
Below the sphere is a 2 dialled gold-plated mechanical clock, set in a glass display case, and featuring a Mother of Pearl inset chapter ring.
Just like the clock in the first Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, standing in the centre of the impressive lobby, the clock serves a focal point; a meeting place for hotel guests and visitors alike.