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George Nelson Sunburst Clock Black/brass

by George Nelson, from Vitra.

george nelson sunburst clock black/brass
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george nelson sunburst clock black/brass

Design George Nelson, 1949
Wood, brass, metal, high-quality quartz movement
Made in Germany by Vitra

The Nelson clocks were first born from a festive evening of collaboration.... George Nelson recalls: 'And there was one night when the ball clock got developed... Noguchi came by, and Bucky Fuller came by... we started making doodles. Then Bucky sort of brushed Noguchi aside. He said, 'This is a good way to do a clock,' and he made some utterly absurd thing. Everybody was taking a crack at it, pushing each other aside and making scribbles.... and the next morning there was this roll of drafting paper and somewhere in this roll there was the ball clock." These clocks are produced from the original design documents from the Nelson archive with the blessings of the George Nelson estate.

18.5" dia. | battery included.

$620.00 + free shipping
(usually ships in 2-4 weeks)

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 to 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.


george nelson sunburst clock black/brass

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Linda, more than a month ago.
I had been eyeing the George Nelson sunburst clocks for some time but couldn't decide which variation/color. Then I saw this one at Hive and fell in love. The colors, the brass face plate, the size, and quality are all great.
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Great piece of functional art
Jeff, more than a month ago.
I purchased this clock to a replace a "Howard Miller" clock with the more well known George Nelson "Ball Clock" style and there is a massive quality difference between the two. The Vitra made clock is far superior any every way and you can even tell from a distance.

To be honest I expected to be paying close to $500 for a clock and getting more or less the same construction with a better name, but I liked the style of this clock better and the black and brass color matched the color scheme in my living room so I went for it anyway. I was surprised to find how heavy and solid this thing is made there is a very noticeable difference.

Hanging the clock is easy enough it has a slot on the back to hang it safely. I would say you need to be very careful with the hands as they are very delicate and can easily get knocked out of alignment.

Overall highly recommended I was on the fence for a long time but it was totally worth it.

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Georgine, more than a month ago.
This gorgeous clock is in my great room. I have a mid century home and it fits right into the beautiful decor.
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Just Right
ooohlinda, more than a month ago.
Love the clock. Debated between the multi or the black and we chose black because I have artwork with multi colors and this settled everything down. I have lots of black accents too.
The size is perfect
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