The Robert Mann Originals Contemporary Grandfather Clocks For Commissioning
Unfortunately, the design of the grandfather clock also stopped back in 1875. Though there have been variations, the basic shape and ornamentation has stayed the same. During the patent search for the originality of his design, Bob learned that he was the first to completely re-design the grandfather clock in nearly 300 years.
Now there’s nothing wrong with traditional grandfather clocks. They look great in period houses like Victorians, Queen Anne’s or Greek Revivals. But a traditional grandfather clock can look like a battleship sailing in a hot tub in modern custom- designed homes. A Robert Mann Originals contemporary grandfather clock blends in seamlessly with today’s décor and interior design. (Yet it also retains the classic tradition of the original; it’s made by hand by the artist and is still a work of art and functionality.)
At six feet six inches tall, Bob’s clock stands at the requisite height, imparting a sense of spatial magnitude to a room. The smooth contoured case is made of molded glass, ribbed at the sides and arched at the top, framed by exotic woods. It looks like a glass cathedral, suspended in time and space. It’s the first thing you notice when you enter the room, drawing your eye to its elegance and beauty. This effect cannot be achieved by computerized saws and cookie-cutter machines; it takes a true artist using all his creative energies to mold wood and glass by hand into what seems like a living presence in a room. As you can see from the photo*, Robert Mann has created a new work of fine art, timeless in its vision and unique in its design.
*Because of international issues with intellectual property rights, we are showing only one photo of Bob’s patented design on our website. Please contact us for more photos and information.