Leonie Lacouette - Hand Crafted Clocks
Leonie Lacouette creates works of art wall clocks perfect for keeping time in any home.
Striking a Balance Between Concepts and Influences
“Coming from Manhattan, everything was go-go-go, always accumulating more stuff-stuff-stuff . . . It feels great to have something simple and beautiful, a style that I can call my own." Leonie Lacouette, clockmaker
Leonie Lacouette manages to strike a balance between concepts and influences that might otherwise seem like polar opposites. Her elegant clocks successfully reconcile the strict geometries of Minimalism with a warm, approachable palette of colored patinas on copper and nickel - beautiful and playful! In one design, the otherwise hidden movement of the pendulum swings gently back and forth, revealed by a perfectly circular hole punched through the face of the piece to create a dynamic (and unexpected) game of "hide-and-seek."
Lacouette started making clocks as a practical way to make a living while using the aesthetic training she'd received in art school. It all began when she needed a clock for her studio, and noticed an ad in a magazine for clock mechanisms for sale. Ordering five, she used one to make her own timepiece, and then made four more to sell. They sold immediately, and she has been making clocks ever since.
This artist also creates custom clocks, please email us with any questions.