THE STATEMENT CLOCK
Summer’s Seventies trend isn’t just about fashion, as this retro-inspired timepiece proves, says deputy editor of Elle Decoration magazine Ben Spriggs
With marble effects and copper finishes everywhere, wicker and rattan furniture and pot plants aplenty, interiors this summer are definitely having a Seventies moment. While embracing the look fully can be tricky to pull off, you can still make a stylish nod to the past with one or two carefully chosen accessories. Step up the Sputnik clock. With a starburst of polished teak spokes and a spun aluminium dial, it’s a striking, graphic addition to any wall. And while the look is retro, the welded iron frame and stamped metal base conceal a thoroughly modern mechanism, which has been developed with the environment in mind so fewer batteries need to be used. There’s really no better way to turn back time.