About This Work
GEORGE NELSON CERAMIC CLOCKS
The Ceramic Clocks combine geometric and organic shapes in a playful and sculptural manner, evoking associations with three-dimensional works by artists like Constantin Brancusi or Isamu Noguchi. Designed and developed in the early 1950s, the Ceramic Clocks were never produced as a series.
Using the original plans and prototypes as a basis, Vitra produced three cheerful table/desktop editions of the Ceramic Clocks in porcelain with three different colored glazes.
GEORGE NELSON CLOCKS
In 1947, the American designer George Nelson was commissioned by Howard Miller to create a collection of clocks. Over the 35 year collaboration, the designers at George Nelson Associates created more than 100 modern time pieces. Although the models shared an absence of numbers, the diversity of their shapes, colors, materials and designs vary greatly. Nelson's archival estate was bequeathed to the Vitra Design Museum in 1986. Vitra began reissuing Nelson Clocks in 1999. There are currently over 20 models (including variants) in production; new pieces are added periodically. Read more about the history of George Nelson Clocks »
Always invest in the well-crafted original; it is a lifelong companion that holds both past significance & future value.
- GEORGE NELSON CERAMIC CLOCKS - MODELS 1, 2 & 3
- Handmade in Poland
- Original George Nelson Clock produced by Vitra
- Model 2 (Yellow) Dimensions: 8.75h x 3.75w x 6d in. (22h x 9.5w x 15d cm)
- High quality quartz clock movement
- 1.5v battery powered (included)
- Materials: glazed porcelain, sheet metal hands
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Are you an authorized Vitra retailer?
Yes, we work closely with and order directly from all of our makers.
How long do the movements last?
With the proper care, quartz clock movements can last 10-15 years. They are both reliable and inexpensive to replace.
Do you sell replacement parts?
Yes, we stock limited supplies of movements and replacement hands. The mechanism on the wall clocks is inexpensive and easy to replace; desktop clocks require more specialized labor.
Why should I not buy a lower priced knock-off?
The simple answers are build quality and resale value. Quality is difficult to discern from photos, but we know how objects poorly made look after a few years. You can also look up George Nelson clocks produced by Vitra (if you can find them) on secondary markets to see how they either hold their value or appreciate over the years.
Where will my item ship from?
On hand items ship directly from us in NC. Other items that are in stock in the US ship directly from Vitra's fulfillment warehouse in NJ. Custom order items can have lengthy lead times, but are worth the wait since there are lower quantities of these works produced. We will keep you updated on any backorders.
Why should I purchase from a small gallery?
We don't understand why you wouldn't. Instead of reaching a different customer service rep whenever you call, you'll work primarily with the owner at Clock Forward. If you want to share anything about your clock, we really want to hear about it. Once our work is installed in a good home, we want it to stay there—and we'd love for you to purchase more work from us.
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