george nelson ball clock - red

george nelson ball clock - red

george nelson ball clock - red

Design George Nelson, 1947
Made in Poland by Vitra

At mid-century, belief in progress and unbridled enthusiasm prevailed. Everything seemed possible and everyone wanted to be modern. The ball clock embodies this spirit and was hatched one festive evening in 1947 as a result of a jovial collaboration among Nelson, Noguchi, Irving Harper and Buckminster Fuller. A refreshing alternative to more hum-drum devices of time measurement, these clocks are produced from the original design documents from the Nelson archive with the blessings of the Nelson estate.

13" dia. | battery included

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George Nelson

George Nelson (1908–1986) was an American industrial designer, and one of the founders of American Modernism. While Director of Design for the Herman Miller furniture company, both Nelson, and his design studio, George Nelson Associates, Inc., designed much of the 20th century's most iconic modernist furniture. George Nelson attended Yale University, not originally intending become an architect. He happened upon the architecture school while ducking into the building to get out of the rain, and was impressed by an exhibition inside. He graduated with a degree in architecture in 1928. During his final year at Yale, Nelson was hired by the architecture firm Adams and Prentice as a drafter.
Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design. Following in the tradition of Charles & Ray Eames, who have influenced Vitra’s approach to sustainability in many ways, product longevity is central to the company’s contribution to sustainable development; short-lived styling is avoided at all costs. This can be seen most clearly in the classical pieces of furniture that have been used for decades, had several owners and have then even ended up as a part of a collection.
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