Built to the exact specifications of the original design, the STIN.com version of George Nelson's classic Kite Wall Clock evokes all of the class and luxury of the seminal 1960 piece. Consisting of a smooth metal face in a 'kite' shape, split into contrasting black and white sections, it is the picture of American modernist panache, with its crisp lines and studded 'hour' markers. The red hands also make telling the time totally effortless, meaning you can hang it on almost any wall in total comfort. This is a real mid-century classic.
Almost as soon as it was released in 1960, the Kite Clock became one of Nelson's most popular pieces; its simple colours and clean lines allowing it to blend effortlessly into almost any home dÃ©cor, making it perfect for the American mass-market. And if there was a design accessory to epitomise the phrase ""class is permanent"", then this is it, as it continues to be an enduring favourite to this day. Originally inspired by the shape of that favourite child's toy, it brings a grace and a panache to a familiar shape; an innovation that continues to delight this day.
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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