The ArtScience Museum as inspiration
Looking at the Mido Rainflower ladies' watches, it seems hard to believe that they did not draw their inspiration from nature, but from a work of art in architecture. But the reference to a famous building is obligatory for watches from the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Mido. The model for the Mido Rainflower collection was therefore not a lotus flower, but the ArtScience Museum in Singapore. This building with its extraordinary shape is the world's first museum in which art and science, culture and technology are combined. On closer inspection, it is therefore not surprising that Mido, with its tradition of combining architecture and the art of watchmaking, was attracted to this very building.
4 of 30,000 rainflowers
The word Rainflower is English and means zephyr in German. In fact, the appearance of the ArtScience Museum is more like the zephyr flower than the more familiar lotus flower, which the final design of the Mido Rainflower is reminiscent of. To find this, Mido had 30,000 people from all over the world design Rainflowers and finally selected the four most beautiful results to be transformed into the Mido Rainflower watch, four delicate Swiss watches that are therefore true citizens of the world.