1965 TIMEON DIGITAL CLOCK
- Timeon Ltd
- The world's first Nixi digital clock. An electro-mechanical device featuring orange, valve like nixitubes that glow through a smokey block of black acrylic.
Founded by Iain Sinclair in 1964, the design house Iain Sinclair®, conceives, designs and develops highly innovative consumer products for global markets, see our Instagram history
Working with a small team of specialist assistants Iain Sinclair has designed hundreds of products for numerous companies worldwide: Furniture and Lighting, Clocks and Watches, Tableware, together with commissions for Hi-Fi equipment, Intelligent Games Computers and other leading edge electronics based hardware.
His design work is included in the permanent collections of several museums worldwide including New York’s MOMA® (Museum of Modern Art) and Science Museum of London.
Iain Sinclair invented the world’s first ultra thin flat flashlight torch and launched LITEBLADE® under his own brand in 1991. This was swiftly followed by his classic, multi-million selling cardboard torch, FLASHCARD® (launched on the Design Awards BBC® television series of 1994) which is still in volume production today.
The Iain Sinclair invention, EON® of 1997 was the World’s first flashlight to feature white LEDs (also in production, two decades later), utilizing energy saving technology and spearheading a new collection of ultra thin flashlights.
In 2010, Iain Sinclair introduced the highly successful CARDSHARP® folding card knife- the first real innovation in pocket knives since the folding Swiss Army® type penknife, which originated 1800 years ago.
Iain Sinclair has recently developed a new collection of modern furniture and lighting together with an updated knife and flashlight range, due for imminent launch.