Onorio D'Epiro

Onorio's portrait

Onorio explains his design inspiration:

“My fascination with monsters and weird, wonderful creatures stems from my childish imagination and a love of simple, bold design.

I’d previously worked on a collection that combined photographic imagery with my illustrations - I really like the contrast between the fine detail of the photography and the bold colour of the drawing.

With Number Cruncher I wanted to try and tell a miniature story - the watch is a snapshot of a narrative and the viewer feels a range of emotions for the monster in his new surroundings.

The idea that someone may be wearing this little rampaging creature stuck inside a city in a watch brings a smile to my face.”

Onorio D’Epiro is a designer and illustrator from Bedfordshire, England. As a child he developed a fascination for character design and special effects and mastered the video recorder at a precocious age in order to feed his passion for film.

He studied Model Design and Special Effects at the University of Hertfordshire and after graduating was drawn to the world of designer art toys. He began by creating one-off bespoke pieces and later developed a series of robot collectables known as “Justrobots”, which gained a dedicated following around the world.

His work has been exhibited widely including at The Pictoplasma Portrait Gallery in Berlin, The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the MARCO Museo de Arte, Contemporano in Mexico City.

He is currently working on developing some of his characters for a children’s television series. Check it out for yourself at: onoriodepiro.work