Design: Denis Guidone
Suprematism, the invention of Russian artist Kazimir
Malevich, was one of the earliest and most radical developments in abstract art. Its name derived from Malevich’s belief that Suprematist art would be superior to all the art of the past, and that it would lead to the “supremacy of pure feeling or perception in the pictorial arts.” Kazimir was heavily influenced by avant-garde poets. He was also influenced by an emerging movement in literary criticism. Malevich derived his interest in flouting the rules of language, in defying reason. He believed that there were only delicate links between words or signs and the objects they denote, and from this he saw the possibilities for a totally abstract art. And just as the poets and literary critics were interested in deconstructing the language of literature, Malevich came to be intrigued by the search for art’s barest essentials.
It was a radical and experimental project that at times came close to a strange mysticism. Although the Communist authorities later attacked the movement, its influence was pervasive in Russia in the early 1920s. The movement was pivotal in shaping Constructivism, and continues to inspire abstract art to this day.
In his homage to the art movement, designer Denis Guidone’s Kazimir Malevich Watch frames bold shapes and colors which continue shift composition with each passing second. The hour is the gray hand, the minute is the black hand and the yellow second hand disc rotates around the watch every 60 seconds.
Designer Denis Guidone, studied urban planning and architecture in Milan, Italy and Oporto, Portugal. Fascinated by the passing of time, Guidone carries out this intense didactic work for several universities and design schools, in Italy and abroad. His many awards and honorable mentions include: Ida international design award in Los Angeles, IDOT Best Italian Design Product, and The Bruno Munari international award. In February 2018 Denis Guidone was appointed Ambassador of Italian Design and Culture from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Farnesina and “la Triennale di Milano”.
Kazimir Malevich Watch is made of black IPB stainless steel with a black silicone band, and utilizes a high quality Japanese movement. It is considered the perfect unisex-size case measuring 37mm. Right in between our largest 40mm and smallest 33mm unisex sizes. The watch measures 9.5” from end to end; to 6.5″ at the closest hole and 8.5″ inches from the farthest hole.