Wall Clocks - Ball Clock,George Nelson, 1948-1960 (Wood; metal; acrylic lacquer finish; high-grade quartz clockwork)
Diameter 13", 3 lbs
Belief in progress and growing economic prosperity were central aspects of the American way of life around 1950. Everything seemed possible, and people strove to be 'modern'. With the aim of bringing modern design into American homes, George Nelson conceived a wide array of everyday objects: lamps, clocks and other domestic accessories. Up until the 1970's, the Nelson office created many different items for the home, including the Bubble Lamps and the Ball Clock, which became icons of mid-century.