The 50 Most Iconic Designs of Everyday Objects

16. CIFRA 3 Table Clock

Year Invented: 1966

Designer: Gino Valle

Gino Valle employed the same technology in the CIFRA3 travel clock as he did in his airport and train station projects for Solari. His travel clock told time by clipping numbers. As the center rotating cylinder turned, it allowed the number tiles to drop and change the time. He also designed the type of numbers that could be more easily read from across the room, bolding the hour number so that it was differentiated from the minute numbers.

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