Twice the scale of George Nelson's earlier clock designs, the Nelson Eye Clock (1957) constitutes part of the designer's iconic collection of oversized clocks, newly reissued by the Vitra Design Museum. Turning the human eye into a figurative composition of geometric forms, the clock is at once playful and sophisticated-a combination for which Nelson is well known. Able to be hung vertically or horizontally, the Eye Clock's size does not preclude its use in smaller homes and offices. Bold, graphic hands make for easy at-a-glance time-telling. Easily installed. Uses one AA battery (included). Made in Poland.
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 >