- Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chair, the Eames lounge chair, George Nelson’s Ball clock, and Giancarlo Mattioli’s Nesso lamp are just a few of the prodigious products that one might claim…
This exhibition is the first comprehensive retrospective of the work of George Nelson, one of the most influential figures in American design during the second half of the twentieth century. George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher presents more than 120 three- dimensional objects—furniture, cabinets, lamps, clocks, and more— including the “Coconut Chair” (1956), “Marshmallow Sofa” (1956), “Ball Clock” (1947), and “Bubble Lamps” (1952 onwards). These are supplemented by fifty-plus historical documents in the form of drawings, photographs, architectural models, and films. The exhibition is organized in five areas, each addressing a particular topic: Nelson and the House; Corporate Design; The Office; Exhibition Design (focusing on Nelson’s work as head designer for the 1959 American National Exhibition in Moscow); and Nelson as Author, Editor, and Visionary.
This lacquered-wood-and-aluminum piece, created in 1955 by George Nelson, is signed with the manufacturer's label, and impressed with a model number.
Designed by George Nelson in the late 1950s, the Petal Clock has been re-released by Vitra.
Travel back in time to 1955 with this bronze and chrome clock by mid-century design legend George Nelson. The diameter of the Star clock reaches 24"—be sure to reserve for roomier walls.
- Daylight Savings Time is just around the corner on March 10th. Spring forward and welcome the longer days in style with ten of our favorite wall, table, and alarm clocks.
- Seeking a modern shell for their mid-century pieces, a pair of collectors found a relatively untouched Eichler in San Rafael, California—and a built-in excuse to acquire more furniture.
Editors' Picks Products