Nelson Ball Clock Designed by Irving Harper for George Nelson
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A timeless iconic mid-century timepiece, the Nelson Ball Clock was designed in 1949 by Irving Harper, Director of Design at George Nelson Associates. The Ball clock was the first of more than 150 clocks designed by George Nelson for the Howard Miller Clock Company. Introducing a modern scientific reference into domestic design, this clock represents design philosophies of informal living and portability.
This clock does more than telling the time. Observe how the shadows move and change along with light and time, you'll find a piece of moving sculpture, a piece of abstract art. The design suggests the structure of the atom and the asterisk symbol which were popular icons in the 1950s.Please note that wood grain may be slightly visible on balls.
Dimensions: Diameter 13" (34.3cm)
Materials: Wood; metal; acrylic lacquer finish; quartz clockwork.
Uses one AA battery (included).