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George Nelson Star Clock

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George Nelson Star Clock
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During his career, George Nelson—whose work is represented in MoMA’s collection—designed more than 150 clocks. Like many of his designs, this famous Star Clock from 1955 exemplifies the eternal appeal of the era’s decor. Made in Germany from chrome and brass by Vitra, this striking wall clock is a refreshing alternative to the usual timekeepers. Made from black chrome and brass, this number-less, two-handed clock measures 24 inches in diameter and is perfect for any room of your home or office, ideally where you want to make a statement. High-quality quartz clock movement. Requires 1.5v battery, included. Arrives ready to hang.

One of the founders of American modernism, George Nelson’s designs were featured at The Museum of Modern Art as early as 1944 in Art in Progress: 15th Anniversary Exhibitions: Design for Use and have been on view at MoMA in over a dozen subsequent exhibitions. Nelson was an industrial designer who served as the Director of Design for the Herman Miller furniture company from 1947 to 1972. His mission was to bring modern design into American homes through a wide array of objects, such as clocks and lamps. His wall clocks express a diverse range of shapes and materials, and are equipped with high-quality quartz movements.

In1967 a Nelson-designed clock was featured in the MoMA exhibition Recent Acquisitions: Design Collection on which occasion Arthur Drexler, the then-Director of Architecture and Design, described the criteria for these new acquisitions as being quality and historical significance explaining “An object is chosen for its design quality because it is thought to embody formal ideals of beauty . . . Significance is a more flexible evaluation. It applies to objects which may or may not be beautiful but which have contributed to the development of design.”
Details
  • Designer
    George Nelson
  • Size
    24"diam.
  • Materials
    Chrome, Brass
  • Year of Design
    1948
  • Origin
    Germany