- 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.
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.
The Bitmap collection derives its name from the digital compression of images, with pixelated paterns woven in cotton with a touch of nylon for stretch. Available in four reversible colorways.
Dvelas, a company founded by Pamplona architect Enrique Kahle and his partners, graphic designer Arraitz Koch, architect Esperanza Kahle, and sail-maker Borja Fuentes, created this beach-worthy Genois beanbag made of used sails. The designers use names from sailing parlance, sail-making techniques, and even wood or aluminum armatures, grommets, and cords like those used in sailboats.
Designed by George Nelson in the late 1950s, the Petal Clock has been re-released by Vitra.
- Dwell and Zwello have teamed up to gift a George Nelson–designed Ball Clock to one lucky person out there—sign up for one of our newsletters this week and enter to win.
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 These are supplemented by fifty-plus historical documents in the form of drawings, photographs, architectural models, and films.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.