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Case Study: University of Derby Interior Clock

January 31, 2018 Creative, Public, Time, Uncategorized

Client: University of Derby Location: Derby, UK Size: 1.7m overall diameter Students and lecturers at the University of Derby are welcomed by this modern clock design as they approach the internal stairwell of the Westwing building. This bespoke clock was part of a renovation that transformed a sports hall into lecture rooms and offices. It has introduced dynamism and character into what might have been a blank space. Keeping to the colour scheme set by the interior designer, Paragon Interiors, this clock was created with laser-cut aluminium numerals and striking white and yellow hands. Presented on a black wall, this…

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Luxury Interior Clock for Harrods Roast & Bake Hall

November 17, 2017 Creative, News, Public, Time

Here you might wish to linger a little longer than normal for a coffee break. The monumental transformation of the historic Harrods Food Halls is underway, and the first phase – the Roastery and Bake Hall – is now open. Aptly described as a taste revolution the new destination provides the ultimate sanctuary for food lovers to see and smell, touch and taste. And it is worth not being in too much of a hurry as the surroundings may be enjoyed as much as what is on offer. At the heart of the Art Deco inspired refurbishment is a new Smith…

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New External Clocks for LSQ London Offices and Retail Space in Leicester Square

November 8, 2017 Creative, News, Public

Smith of Derby build, install and maintain architectural and landmark public clocks, with our work spread throughout the UK as well as worldwide. Our family of clock making companies includes four of the most reputable names in British Horology with centuries of experience in making and restoring public time. At 48 Leicester Square we have worked with Make Architects to supply and install the set of four 1.6m diameter illuminated clocks which crown each corner of the building. Each bronze effect case houses a synchronous drive timekeeping unit and low-energy lighting in the form of LEDs. The timekeeping units are interlinked to…

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New Smith of Derby clock built for its old home – now owned by award winning restaurant L’escargot bleu

May 11, 2015 Creative, News

New Smith of Derby clock built for its old home – now owned by award winning restaurant L’escargot bleu. Just like the hands of a clock, what goes around comes around. So when we were called out to build a new clock for top Edinburgh restaurant L’escargot bleu, it was like stepping back in time. It emerged that the restaurant is housed in the former home of James Ritchie & Son, a Smith of Derby company and now based in nearby Broxburn, and the clock they were replacing was a James Ritchie original that had stood there for decades. Tony…

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Helping you keep your clock working into the Spring

February 13, 2015 Creative, Heritage, News, Public, Traditional

A stopped or malfunctioning clock isn’t just about having the time wrong – it sends a negative message to the community. It concerns and frustrates people.

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Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah

August 28, 2013 Creative, News

World’s finest mechanical feature clock welcomes guests to the Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah

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Passing of Time

March 26, 2013 Creative, News

New Clock Symbolises ‘Passing of Time’

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The New Celeste Collection

May 8, 2012 Creative, News

Contemporary or classical… limited only by your imagination

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BBC East Midlands Today reports on the Global Export Market

April 17, 2012 Creative, News

Smith of Derby looks to China

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DNA Clock

July 29, 2010 Creative, News

Smith of Derby rose to the challenge set by the King Faisal University of Saudi Arabia by creating a DNA clock for the central atrium at its new medical research facility.

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