Ceramic Table Clock by George Nelson
Vitra's Ceramic Clocks are part of a series of everyday items designed by George Nelson in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s that includes lights, clocks and accessories. They are still considered to be absolute icons of modern American design today.
The ceramic clocks bring together geometric shapes and organic elements and are reminiscent of sculptures by artists such as Constantin Brancusi or Isamu Noguchi.
Made of Porcelain with Quartz Movement
The clock series was designed in the 1950s, and was developed to the production stage, but for unexplained reasons never went into production.
Using the original plans and prototypes by George Nelson, Vitra redesigned the ceramic clocks out of glazed porcelain of various colours and equipped them with a modern quartz clock movement.