George Nelson Ball Clock, Natural With White Face
Country of Origin: Birsfelden, Switzerland
Dimensions: 13" Diameter
Materials: Various types of wood & metal, high-quality quartz clock movement, 1.5 volt battery included.
Why is it Special?
With his collection of Wall Clocks (1948-1960), 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.
Materials: 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.