"Benza's Canvas clock dial, a bare 13" square of acrylic or aluminum, intentionally allows the printed graphics to overpower the structure and redefine the object. Like an artist's canvas, its meaning and value are virtue of the work it proposes and the artist who produced it," said design director Giovanni Pellone. "For our first guest designer collection, we invited some of New York's most influential designers to express themselves on the theme of time. The significantly different stylistic and conceptual approaches of the resulting patterns are testimony of the cultural mix that makes New York City's prolific design community the most heterogeneously innovative in the world. The collection won an Accent on Design Award at its introduction at the New York International Gift Fair last August."