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The Tripod Clock was designed by George Nelson in the 1950’s. The clock is made out of a high quality range of materials such as brass and acrylic glass with a near-silent quartz clock movement. Characterful tripod legs make the piece an almost human sculptural shape, creating a playful aesthetic. The solid brass construction makes this clock both sturdy and durable. High quality finishing throughout combines to create an eye-catching piece for any environment.

In 1947, the American designer George Nelson was commissioned to create a collection of clocks. Nelson analysed how people used clocks and concluded that they read the time by discerning the relative position of the hands, which made the use of numbers unnecessary.

These ideas provided the basis for the first collection of 14 timepieces, consisting of a completely new style of wall clocks and compact table clocks, which were launched on the market in 1949. Although the models all shared one common feature – the absence of numbers – the diversity of their shapes, colours, materials and designs could hardly have been greater.

George Nelson Tripod Clock

George Nelson Tripod Clock

by Vitra

Regular price £399.00 GBP
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Technical Information

Dimensions:-
Height: 16.7 cm, Width: 10.5 cm, Depth: 8.4 cm

High-quality quartz clock movement, 1.5 volt battery included.


Materials/Construction

Brass in plain or black finish 
Acrylic glass

The Tripod Clock was designed by George Nelson in the 1950’s. The clock is made out of a high quality range of materials such as brass and acrylic glass with a near-silent quartz clock movement. Characterful tripod legs make the piece an almost human sculptural shape, creating a playful aesthetic. The solid brass construction makes this clock both sturdy and durable. High quality finishing throughout combines to create an eye-catching piece for any environment.

In 1947, the American designer George Nelson was commissioned to create a collection of clocks. Nelson analysed how people used clocks and concluded that they read the time by discerning the relative position of the hands, which made the use of numbers unnecessary.

These ideas provided the basis for the first collection of 14 timepieces, consisting of a completely new style of wall clocks and compact table clocks, which were launched on the market in 1949. Although the models all shared one common feature – the absence of numbers – the diversity of their shapes, colours, materials and designs could hardly have been greater.

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George Nelson

This product is designed by
George Nelson

George Nelson (1908-1986) is regarded as one of the most important figures in American design. Known for his innovative ideas, Nelson introduced fresh, functional, and iconic pieces that remain influential in contemporary design. His creative portfolio includes the Nelson Clock Series, the Bubble Lamp series, and the Coconut Chair, among other iconic furnishings.

In 1957, Vitra has been associated with the production and distribution of George Nelson's designs. After acquiring the rights to manufacture his designs for the European market, Vitra has continued to ensure that Nelson's innovative creations are available to design enthusiasts globally.