KooKoo Tree offers the best of both worlds. Its quality workmanship adds elegance to any setting and unites the virtues of the classic, round songbird clock with the charm of modern design. The silhouette of a majestic tree appears on an oval pane of glass. Its lush crown of abundant foliage has an air of mystery. And indeed, there is something hidden among the branches: a solitary bird.
Screen printed on the back of the transparent glass oval, the black tree motif of KooKoo Tree casts a subtle shadow on the wall behind the clock.
Each and every KooKoo Tree Limited Edition clock is one of a kind. The silhouette of the mighty tree is cut from a paper-thin (0.2 mm) sheet of brass, copper, or steel and meticulously applied by hand to the black glass oval. In the case of copper, the process of oxidation quickly endows the tree with an attractive patina.
The cool surface of the wall clock contrasts beautifully with the warm voices of the twelve European songbirds who warble for around ten seconds at the top of each hour. Or if you prefer, you can set the clock to sound the hour with the classic call of the cuckoo. The birdsongs are all authentic nature recordings made by ornithologist and bioacoustics researcher Jean-Claude Roché (France). A light sensor ensures that silence reigns once darkness falls in the room.
Fascinating details about the special characteristics, songs, and habitats of the twelve featured European songbirds can be found in the leaflet, “Where and how they live” that comes with the clock.
By Maia Ming Designs, Barcelona
Songs of twelve European songbirds (pre-set sequence):
blackbird – song thrush – blackcap – garden warbler – robin – nightingale – bluethroat – common redstart – collared flycatcher – willow warbler – woodlark – golden oriole; or just the call of the cuckoo 1 to 12 times.
|Voices||one of 12 birds sings every hour on the hour|
|Movement||quartz movement, optional radio-controlled (CET/UTC+1)|
|Features||with light sensor|
|Batteries||3x AA not included|