Reviewed by: Mojomums Kelly
What they say: Nigel Waller designed and manufactured his first Thomas Kent Clock in 1980 and in the intervening years a great deal has been learned, discovered, and understood about what makes a truly great clock. Like all the best designers, Nigel believes exploring and evaluating the designs of the past is an important part of the design process and over the years trawling the flea markets, industrial salvage yards and vintage stores of the world he has amassed a comprehensive collection of early and mid-twentieth century timepieces that spans large industrial clocks to tiny eastern European watch faces. Often these provide the early inspiration for a range but ideas can spring from anywhere – walks along the British coastline or in the Yorkshire Dales might suggest a particular material or colour palette; the sights, sounds and cultures experienced around the world might influence the development of another collection.
6” Cotswold Mantel in Warm Grey – This free standing clock has a soft curved convex shape with raised metallic silver numerals and matching hands.
What we say: “I have been looking for a new mantel clock for a while now (after an accident involving my old clock, my child and a balloon!) and I have to admit that the Thomas Kent ones really took my fancy, so I was thrilled when we were sent this clock to review…
Arriving in a lovely box, the clock itself is large, easy to read and very simple – exactly the style that I personally prefer.
This particular style is ‘Warm Grey’ but I would say it is a most definitely a grey-stone tone, one that appears to change depending on the light. The clock hands and numbers are silver-grey.
The clock sits perfectly upright on a small hidden base.
I am very happy with the clock, even more so when I realised that Thomas Kent Clocks are based close to us in St Albans (I love to support local businesses) and I would most definitely recommend that you take a look at their website for more mantel, wall and alarm clocks…”
For more information visit www.thomaskentclocks.com