Wall Clocks - Ball Clock

George Nelson, 1948-1960

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With his collection of Wall Clocks (1948–1960), George Nelson conceived a wide array of timepieces, some of which have since become icons of 1950s design.
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Material description
  • Materials: various types of wood and metal.
  • Product contents: high-quality quartz clock movement, 1.5 volt battery included.
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Wall Clocks
Belief in progress and growing economic prosperity were central aspects of the American way of life around 1950. Everything seemed possible, and people strove to be 'modern'. With the aim of bringing modern design into American homes, George Nelson conceived a wide array of everyday objects: lamps, clocks and other domestic accessories. Up until the 1970s, the Nelson office created many different items for the home, including the 'Bubble Lamps' and the 'Ball Clock', which became icons of mid…
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George Nelson
George Nelson is regarded as one of the most important figures in American design. Active as an architect, a product and exhibition designer and a writer, he was a leading voice in the discourse on design and architecture over several decades. Vitra is the sole authorised manufacturer of furniture designs by Nelson for markets in Europe and the Middle East.
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