The Wheel Clock Nelson was created by the US designer George Nelson for the manufacturer Vitra.
Recognised in his lifetime as one of the formative thinkers, writers and creators of 20th-century American design, George Nelson is still one of the most admired figures of his generation. From his famous New York studio came designs that made the typical American interior a space of confident self-expression - perhaps second only to the driveway outside. The Wheel Clock Nelson demonstrates his minimalist simplicity of concept, an urbane elegance and a love of manufacture and materials.
Measuring 45.5cm across, this is a famous design on a domestic scale. As much a decoration as a timepiece, it works beautifully in a contemporary office or home interior - it's easy to imagine its reflection in the surface of a polished desk or in a full-length window. It's crafted from warm, polished walnut and brushed aluminium - design motifs that invite stylish echoes or contrasts for its setting. The Wheel Clock Nelson is a versatile modern design as well as a little piece of American design history.