Nelson Spindle Clock

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American designer George Nelson created everyday objects including lamps, clocks, and accessories with the mission of bringing modern design into American homes in the 1950s. Nelson worked with Vitra to create a variety of wall clocks, including the Spindle Clock, rendered here in luxe brass and rich walnut. Now considered an icon of mid-century design, the Spindle Clock is a distinct departure from traditional clocks with faces enclosed in glass—alternatively, the clock is comprised of twelve turned hardwood spindles that mark the time. The clock hands have clearly marked indicators, which is consistent with many of Nelson’s other clock designs. The wall-mounted clock includes a high-quality quartz movement, and will make a focal point in a variety of interiors, from kitchens and living rooms to home offices and bedrooms. 

 Photo: Matthew Williams

Written by Marianne Colahan / Dwell