Obaku Denmark Birk
Most of our watch names are inspired by nature and we made no exception this time. Birk is the Danish word for ‘birch.’ Our attention to detail carries over to the choice of materials. Only the finest grade of surgical stainless steel and plating makes it into our products and we continue the trend with Birk Walnut. This natural beauty is designed by Lau Liengaard Ruge, one of our two Danish Obaku designers. Birk is a minimalist statement in an all too busy world.
2 Hands Movment. Size: Ø32mm
|Sub Type||Women's Watches|
|Collection||Lau Liengard Ruge|
Since the Viking age, Danish design has evolved from a basic mindset of creating a simple, durable and strong design, into helping elevate the fundamental standards of living through simplicity and functionality mixed with key elements such as: functionality, edgy/clean lines and a minimalist look. Danish design had its international breakthrough in the 1950s and early 1960s. The post-war period experienced a lack of materials, and therefore durability and high quality was in demand. Design in this period was thus characterized by simple design, functionality and minimalism. A political and social shift in Denmark, saw Danish designers use the new industrial technologies, combined with ideas of simplicity and functionalism to design buildings, furniture and household objects, many of which have become iconic and are still in use to this day. Designs such as Arne Jacobsens ‘Egg chair’ and Jørn Utzons Sydney Opera House will live forever. Danish Design is made to last. Today Danish design is known around the world for its emphasis on function, the use of simple lines, the focus on good choice of materials and quality production – with the idea of ‘less is more’ as the main focus point. If you take a stroll through the ...