Tothora is a renowned and much celebrated international company thanks to its stunning eye-catching assortment of stunning handcrafted floor, wall and table clocks designed and produced by the brand’s dedicated founder and dedicated artist Josep Vera.
The company’s office and design workshop is currently situated in the city of Terrassa just outside Barcelona. This is where Vera grew up and where, as a young boy, he was influenced by the city’s creative textiles trade (for which Terrassa was well-known throughout Spain and beyond in Europe). It hardly came as a surprise to many then when this son of the city announced that on leaving school he intended to go on to study Art at the Catalan capital’s highly-regarded Massana School.
Following graduation he dipped his toe into the relatively new sector of graphic design and remained working as a graphic artist for more than a quarter of a century before allowing his artistic leanings in interior design to really take hold and dictate his future orientation. Today, to the delight of interior designers and home owners worldwide, you will find Vera applying his creative talents on a daily basis to his much-vaunted timepieces. It is these timepieces, rather than the graphic art that so inspired and consumed his earlier works, which have finally gone on to provide the much-deserved recognition this talented Spanish designer, has for so long been denied and now revels in.
Timepieces for every environment
Inspired and determined when he established up his company back in 2012, Vera insisted that “art always has a place in our culture.” With this in mind his aim was to add inspired creativity to what he – and the population in general - regarded as an everyday object in our daily environments. By this he meant an accessory in our home or place of work which we would not normally consider artistic or even look at twice in that sense – and even then, only if we had to. Luckily for us that ‘everyday object’ he decided to settle his imaginings on was a humble clock.
It is obvious to more than the professionally trained eye that Vera’s innovative clock collections, which are very much minimalist and contemporary, are based on futuristic, geometric shapes. In doing so they shun the traditional round clock face and base structure completely. With a Tothora clock, for instance, there is no distinction between the body and face: both unite into the one item, according to the brand ethos. Vera himself refers to his clocks as “sculptures of time.” He designed them not simply to tell the time, he insists, but to “make a bold statement in a modern setting.”
Internationally recognised timepieces around the globe
The popular designer’s much loved modern designs are revered around the world, and particularly by what is considered high-end, luxury establishments. You can find a number of his clocks today, for instance, in first-class luxury retreats, veted Michelin-starred restaurants, designer goods stores and celebrity homes from one end of the globe to the other.Read More...