George Nelson, faith in the economic progress and prosperity were fundamental aspects of the 1950’s American lifestyle. Everything seemed possible and the people wanted to be 'modern'. Vitra Wall Clocks that were designed by George Nelson are all iconic with its designs and has its strong characteristic each on of them.
To bring the design of its era to the American homes, George Nelson designed a wide range of everyday objects: lamps, clocks, and other home accessories. Until the 1970s, Nelson’s work created numerous articles for the home, such as the ‘bubble lamps 'or the' ball clock’, which became design icons of the mid-20th century.
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Material: various types of wood and metal.
Product contents: high-quality quartz clock movement, 1.5 volt battery included.
Origin of wood: all wood types from Poland, except the Fan Clock: American cherry (Prunus serotina) from USA.
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Designed by George Nelson, 1948-1960
George Nelson, born 1908 in Hartford, Connecticut (USA), studied architecture at Yale University. A fellowship enabled him to study at the American Academy in Rome from 1932 to 1934. In Europe, he became acquainted with the major architectural works and leading protagonists of modernism.
In 1957, Vitra founder Willi Fehlbaum signed his first licence agreement with Herman Miller to produce furniture for the European market. During the ensuing decades of the collaboration with Vitra, a close friendship evolved between George Nelson and Rolf Fehlbaum, who later said about Nelson: 'No other prominent designer spoke as intelligently or wrote as coherently about design'. Nelson expressed his thoughts on design topics in numerous articles and eleven books; his seminal treatise 'How to See' was recently reissued in a new edition by Phaidon.