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Michael Sodeau

Michael Sodeau was born in London in 1969. He studied product design at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design where he graduated in 1994. He was a founding partner of Inflate, and set up his own design studio Michael Sodeau Partnership in 1997. He has been commissioned for a number of design projects for companies like Thonet Vienna, Magis, Modus and Wedgwood, and his work is on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum.


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ABS alarm clock

This clock doesn’t play videos, won’t show the latest NBA scores, isn’t a portable music device, has no access to the Internet, and will never fit in your pocket. Nevertheless, its charmingly straightforward functions are nothing but essential: When you need to know the time, any time, ABS will tell you—and if you ask it nicely, its old-school alarm will gently wake you.

Michael Sodeau Sprung Magazine Rack

Sprung Magazine Rack

Both minimal and multipurpose, this simple design is good for both magazines and newspapers, and could also serve as an impromptu fort for the kitty. The stained metal of the sprung-open structure is durable enough to withstand long-term use.