Social progress and expanding economic prosperity in the post-war period became central aspects of the American way of life. Enter George Nelson; a designer with a vision to bring modern design into American homes, through a selection of everyday objects. The Fan Wall Clock by Vitra, is just one example from this iconic era in interior design: beautifully crafted and featuring a high-quality quartz clock movement, it is evident that both form and function have been carefully considered when creating this functional, stylish wall clock.
George Nelson read architecture at the renowned Yale University and completed his studies at the American academy in Rome. He was editor in chief of the 'Architectural Forum' from 1935 to 1944.
After having set up his own Architecture and Industrial design company in 1946, he began collaborating with Vitra in 1957. His pieces, such as the Coconut chair, his clocks and the Marshmallow Sofa, are regarded highly amongst the 20th Century design classics.