September 27, 2014

Sunflower Vitra Clock


The most attractive clock ever designed!
The beautiful oversized Sunflower Clock by George Nelson was designed in the early 1950s and is considered to be an icon of modern design.



The Nelson clocks were first born from a festive evening of collaboration.... George Nelson recalls: 'And there was one night when the ball clock got developed... Noguchi came by, and Bucky Fuller came by... we started making doodles. Then Bucky sort of brushed Noguchi aside. He said, 'This is a good way to do a clock,' and he made some utterly absurd thing. Everybody was taking a crack at it, pushing each other aside and making scribbles.... and the next morning there was this roll of drafting paper and somewhere in this roll there was the ball clock." These clocks are produced from the original design documents from the Nelson archive with the blessings of the George Nelson estate.

George Nelson Sunflower Clock

Some more images from Paul and his stunning mid-century modern styled Tatami House