With the diversity of materials used and their sculptural shapes, George Nelson’s clocks embody the joie de vivre of the 1950s, offering refreshing alternatives to the usual timekeepers. Delicate interwoven wood beautifully combines to create a distinctive timepiece, perfectly embodying the form and shape of a sunflower, resulting in a design feature that turns heads wherever it is placed. The Vitra Design Museum presents a re-edition of the designs so cherished by collectors – in a true-to-the-original form.
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.