Over the past few years cuckoo clocks have been growing in popularity. Many designers use a stylish cuckoo clock as a way to take a plain wall and give it a whole new look and feel. This growing cuckoo clock trend has grown so significantly that you can even find a clock design (although not a cuckoo) at Walmart that mimics the high-end designer models for under $20. Many of these designs combine German engineering, with Italian design to produce a perfect mixture of technology and style.

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Pascal Tarabay Cucu

Pascal Tarabay Cucu

Pascal Tarabay Cucu

Pascal Tarabay Cucu

The Cucú was designed by the famous Italian Designer Pascal Tarabay, and is produced by Diamantini & Domeniconi. This is one of the first cuckoo clocks that helped start this hot trend back when it was first designed in 2005. I actually own the green version of this clock, and love it dearly.

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Bricchetto

Bricchetto Cuckoo Clock

The Bricchetto cuckoo clock is also produced by Diamantini & Domeniconi and was designed by the glass artist Raffaele Darra. Raffaele has used Murano Glass to create this beautiful cuckoo clock. This cuckoo was designed in 2008 and is a prime example of a modern design that combines nature within its style. The cuckoo comes in both white and brown.

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Twitter Offices Cuckoo Clock

Twitter Offices Cuckoo Clock

Cucuruku Cuckoo Clock

Cucuruku Cuckoo Clock

We recently saw a post on the Freshome Blog which showed the new Twitter offices in San Francisco. The design of the offices themselves were fairly unspectacular for what you would expect for twitter. There was one thing that stood out to everyone I spoke to who saw the pictures and that was the Albero (Cucuruku) cuckoo clock. This cuckoo was designed by by Riccardo Paolino and Matteo Fusi, and was one of the most popular cuckoo clock designs of 2008. Paolino and Fusi are another pair of amazing designers that will be mentioned again in this post. The Albero (Cucuruku) was designed for production by Progetti.

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Orangita Cuckoo Clock

Orangita / Kalimero Cuckoo Clock

Another cuckoo clock that used to be available at Anthropologie stores in the US was called the Orangita. Outside of the US this cuckoo is known as the Kalimero and can be found at high-end stores and interior design showrooms. As one of the more expensive cuckoo’s in our list, expect to pay around $600 for this retro styled cuckoo clock . This is another one of the first modern cuckoo clocks that helped launch this popular trend. Produced by Progetti, and created by Barbero Design, this is a very unique and stylish design. One thing to note is that in the Americanized version of this cuckoo (Organgita), the pendulum is much longer than in the Italian version (Kalimero).

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Pascal Tarabay Birdhouse

Pascal Tarabay Birdhouse

If a more traditional look to your cuckoo clock is what you’re looking for in your design, then maybe the Birdhouse cuckoo clock by Pascal Tarabay is better suited for your cuckoo clock needs. This clock comes in a variety of colors and brings a classic birdhouse look to its design.  This classic look has comes with more advanced technology with a light sensor that stops the noise during the hours of darkness.

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Cucucity Cuckoo Clock

Cucucity Cuckoo Clock

The CucuCity Clock is another design by Paolino & Fusi. This urban design is a perfect fit for those of use that live in city apartments and are looking for a cuckoo clock with a modern style. This clock also has a sensor that deactivates the cuckoo at night. When this clock’s cuckoo strikes, you can also hear the sound of falling water on the background.

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Arcoiris Cuckoo

Arcoiris Cuckoo

The Arcoiris Cuckoo clock (Arcoiris means rainbow in Portuguese), aka the Stripped Cuckoo, is a multicolored cuckoo with stripes that alternate. This clock was also designed by Raffaele Darra, but is a departure from his use of Murano Glass which he is famous for. This is the newest design in our list, and is produced by Diamantini & Domeniconi (2009).

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Lost Cuckoo Clock

Lost Cuckoo Clock

Klaus Rosburg
Klaus Rosburg

Klaus Rosburg is a German designer that now lives in New York and has become an award-winning pioneer in Brooklyn’s vibrant design scene. Klaus’ Lost Cuckoo Clock is a contemporary take on Pascal Tarabay’s Cucú. We absolutely love the use of negative space, especially when mounted on a brick wall as pictured.

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Walmart Clock

Walmart Clock

For those of you that are looking to achieve a similar design without spending $100-$600 then you may want to visit Walmart for this inexpensive clock called the “Retro Cuckoo Clock”. Although the clock does not actually have a cuckoo bird, it does mimic the styles of Tarabay and Klaus, for a fraction of the price.

We hope you enjoyed this small collection of our favorite cuckoo clocks! If we missed one of your favorite cuckoo clock designs, feel free to post a link in a comment!