Nelson developed his collection during the booming era that was 1950s America; a time of rapid economic prosperity where people strove to be ‘modern’. With the aim of bringing forward-thinking design into people’s homes, Nelson developed a legendary collection of clocks, lamps and other domestic accessories that have stood the test of time and now define mid-century modern design.
The clock’s diverse shape, made from a structure of flat walnut rods, resembling as the name suggests, popsicle sticks, creates a true centrepiece and a defining focal point in a room.
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.