The Ben Rousseau Tempus timepiece provides a focal point for the modern lounge.
Entrepreneurs flock to Silicon Valley from all corners of the globe, including award-winning lighting designer Ben Rousseau of London, who’s now based part time in Los Gatos and has an eye on Los Angeles. His illuminated Tempus timepiece is inspired by his love of science fiction film sets and auto design, and is the result of 18 years of experience with lighting technology, engineering and luxury materials. Its futuristic face has digital LED lights that illuminate seconds, minutes and hours in sequence to represent 12-hour cycles in time. Made of irregular antique mirror glass with a frosted surface, no two clocks are alike. At nearly 36 inches in diameter, the clock is more than functional—it’s a striking statement that’s part art and part theater. Whether displayed on a wall or operated as a free-standing floor clock with custom mounts, there’s only one question left: Isn’t it time you had one? From $9,950, multiple colors.