Handmade to the exact specifications of the classic 1947 original, the STIN.com version of George Nelson's Blue Block Clock is a stylish addition to any space or room. This George Nelson Clock Consists of 12 cool blue blocks, which make telling the time totally effortless, along with a crisp, clean white face, the clock is both soft and striking in equal measure. And with its thick black hands, you can hang it almost anywhere and still be able to tell the time perfectly. The Blue Block Clock is truly a 20th Century design classic.
Of the almost 150 clocks that he designed throughout his glittering career, the Blue Block Clock is one of those which is too-often overlooked thanks to the popularity of the Ball, Turbine and Sunburst Clocks. But we at STIN.com think that that fails to do justice to a design that is sculptural, practical and beautiful in equal measure. Inspired by the Atomic Art movement of 1940s America, the Blue Block combined a series of geometric shapes and patterns to create an almost optical illusion; a shape which is both angular and round at the same time. Even now, half a century after its dÃ©but, it has lost none of its crisp class.
1908-1986 (United States)
American industrial designer, George Nelson was one of the founders of American modernism. He was renowned for finding inspiration in the unlikeliest places. Instead of looking for a shape that resembled a human body, Nelson introduced the idea that anything could be turned into a unique furniture design. His most famous pieces are based on coconuts and marshmallows.
"I have never met a designer who was retained to keep things the same as they were"
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