Technology has moved us along at a rate of speed with which most of us simply cannot keep pace. The changes are distinguishable throughout our daily routine and most noticeable in our increasing dependence on the computer. Many of may have seen beautiful old writing desks in the homes of our parents or grandparents; today we sit with laptops poised in front of us. There are examples just like this everywhere we turn. But just as fast as things change, there are some things with which we simply cannot part; those things that speak to us of a slower time, such as the grandfather clock.
Just the way in which the grandfather clock keeps track of time is indicative of the methodical, slower pace of days gone by; today we are more apt to glance at our computer screens or our cell phones for a current time. But the gentle tick tock of the grandfather clock pendulum forces us to adapt a more deliberate rhythm.
Those who choose to bring a grandfather clock into their home are doing more than simply choosing a way in which to tell time. Grandfather clocks are classic pieces of furniture in their own right; designed by such renowned clock designers as Howard Miller clocks, Kieninger clocks, and Ridgeway clocks, grandfather clocks are created in an array of styles – contemporary, antique inspired, country, and more – to fit the design and décor of any home.
But no matter their design, grandfather clocks will always be an elegant addition to any home and a way to infuse our modern surroundings with the grandeur of the past.