Nelson Ball Clock

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Throughout the midcentury era, George Nelson became known for creating everyday objects in order to help bring modern design into American homes. One of the objects he’s most known for, is the clock. Over a number of years, George Nelson Associates designed more than 150 of them for the Howard Miller Clock Company, who sold them through the 1980s. The first creation was the Ball Clock, which was designed by Irving Harper for George Nelson in 1949 and is still produced by Vitra to this day. Made in Poland, it consists of 12 brass spindles that are finished with solid hardwood spheres. With a high-quality quartz movement, you can choose from colorful options, a natural colorway, or a black and brass version.

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Written by Paige Alexus / Dwell