A modern watch as a design accessory
This design accessory belongs to a collection of wall clocks created in 1949 by the American designer, George Nelson.
The designer produced an initial set of 14 wall clocks. Hundreds of different models were created over the following decades to decorate the walls of different rooms in the home: from entrances to bedrooms, from relaxation areas to wall clocks for the kitchen.
After the architect's death in 1986, his entire archive, consisting of over 7,000 manuscripts, drawings and photographs, was purchased by the Vitra company.
Designer home accessories
Wall Clocks from the Wall Clocks collection are home accessories that add elegance and class to the various rooms of a home thanks to the strong diversity of shapes, materials and colours. The Ball Clock fits well in the context of a private study
The Wall Clock
A modern kitchen clock
The Ball Clock elegantly enriches the kitchen environment: it is immediately noticeable thanks to its distinctive shapes that draw attention. In particular, it is distinctive when placed just above the kitchen counter.
Materials and finishes
Modern design accessories
The Ball Clock by George Nelson is available in different colour finishes, made of wood and metal that give this iconic clock a personalised look. The different versions give the different clocks a warm and cosy appearance.
George Nelson and wall clocks
A clock without numbers.
According to the architect's vision, the wall clock fulfils an important decorative function. Given the increasing use of wristwatches in the late 1940s, Nelson decided to emphasise the aesthetic connotations, such as shape and colour, of these design accessories. With this in mind, numbers were no longer necessary: Nelson realised that most people preferred to read the time based on the position of the hands, rather than by the numbers on the watch. For this reason, the architect emphasised, through design, the careful choice of materials, the mechanisms, and the movement of the hands.
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