Designed in the 1950s, George Nelson's clocks were highly successful both as popular consumer products and icons of high design. One of the most original American designers, Nelson used pure color and bold graphic forms to make a statement still as compelling today as it was half a century ago. The timekeepers are diligently reproduced by the Vitra Design Museum. Powered by one AA battery (included). Made in Poland.
Lacquered wood and metal (varnished sheet aluminum), high-grade quartz clockwork.
Possessing of one of the most inventive minds of the century, George Nelson is one of those rare people who can envision what isn't there yet. Nelson himself has described his creative abilities as a series of "zaps" flashes of inspiration and clarity that he was able to turn into innovative design ideas.
One such "zap!" came in 1942 when Nelson conceived the pedestrian shopping mall detailed in his "Grass on Main Street" proposal. Soon after, he pioneered the concept of built-in storage with Storagewall, a system of storage units that rested on slatted platform benches. The first modular storage system ever, it was showcased in Life magazine and caused an immediate sensation in the furniture industry. Read more >