This clock symbolizes what defined George Nelson, whose work is featured in the Museum's collection, as one of the 20th century's signature designers: a joyous, often irreverent exploration of form and inspired simplicity. The Multicolor Ball Wall Clock is an exact replica of the original design, which was designed in 1948. It is made of wood and metal, and has been updated with a quartz movement. Produced by Vitra. One AA battery is included.
Why We Chose This
This clock is designed by George Nelson, one of the founders of American modernism whose work is featured in MoMA’s collection. As one of the 20th century's signature designers, his work is characterized by careful attention to form and detail. This design combines minimalism with joyous colors.
In or Related to MoMA's Collection
The Museum of Modern Art established the world's first curatorial department devoted to architecture and design. MoMA Design Store carries a selection of design objects from that collection. We only offer authorized versions in the colors and materials selected by the original designers. MoMA's design collection is ever-changing, a reflection of the evolving field of design itself.