vitra | george nelson sunflower clock | birch-black

George Nelson for Vitra SKU: 20125601
vitra | george nelson sunflower clock | birch-black
vitra | george nelson sunflower clock | birch-black
vitra | george nelson sunflower clock | birch-black
vitra | george nelson sunflower clock | birch-black
vitra | george nelson sunflower clock | birch-black
vitra | george nelson sunflower clock | birch-black
vitra | george nelson sunflower clock | birch-black
vitra | george nelson sunflower clock | birch-black
vitra | george nelson sunflower clock | birch-black
vitra | george nelson sunflower clock | birch-black
vitra | george nelson sunflower clock | birch-black
vitra | george nelson sunflower clock | birch-black
vitra | george nelson sunflower clock | birch-black
vitra | george nelson sunflower clock | birch-black
vitra | george nelson sunflower clock | birch-black
vitra | george nelson sunflower clock | birch-black
vitra | george nelson sunflower clock | birch-black
vitra | george nelson sunflower clock | birch-black
vitra | george nelson sunflower clock | birch-black

vitra | george nelson sunflower clock | birch-black

George Nelson for Vitra SKU: 20125601

Dimensions: diameter 76cm
Material: birch

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With his collection of Wall Clocks, George Nelson conceived a wide array of timepieces, many of which have since become icons of 1950s design.

In 1947, the American designer George Nelson was commissioned to create a collection of clocks. Nelson analysed how people used clocks and concluded that they read the time by discerning the relative position of the hands, which made the use of numbers unnecessary. Furthermore, since most people wore wristwatches, he assumed that clocks had become more of a decorative element for interiors.

These ideas provided the basis for the first collection of 14 timepieces, consisting of a completely new style of wall clocks and compact table clocks, which were launched on the market in 1949. Although the models all shared one common feature – the absence of numbers – the diversity of their shapes, colours, materials and designs could hardly have been greater.

High-quality quartz clock movement, 1.5 volt battery included.


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Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design.

Their products and concepts are developed in an intensive design process, which brings together their engineering excellence with the creative genius of leading international designers. It is their goal to create interiors, furniture and accessories that are functional and inspiring. Longevity of materials, construction and aesthetics is their leading principle, as demonstrated by their Classics – many in continuous production since the 1950s, and collectables in their own right.

Initiatives like the Vitra Campus architecture, the Vitra Design Museum, workshops, publications, collections and archives are all integral elements of Vitra. They give them the opportunity to gain perspective and depth in all their activities.

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George Nelson (1908-1986) described by many as a founding father of American Modernism. While he was the Director of Design for the Herman Miller furniture company and his own design studio, George Nelson Associates, Inc that he designed many of the most iconic 20th Century modernist furniture. A New Englander by birth and Yale University trained architect.

His associates and colleagues at Herman Miller while he was director of design read like a who's who of American Modernism, including Ray and Charles Eames and Richard Schultz. A true icon of design with a legacy of awards and accollades that speak volumes for his creativity and vision.

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