Monday, November 7, 2016

The classic Nelson Ball Clock

My friends over at TheRegencyShop recently sent me a Nelson Ball Clock to check out. The iconic design was developed by famed industrial designer George Nelson for the Herman Miller company. Nelson is best known for designing the classic mid-century modern pieces for Herman Miller between 1945 and 1972 while he served as their director of design.
I had an original orange colored clock from 1949 from my grandparents laundry room which I sold off years ago. The originals were plug-in models and had the ugly electrical cord as well as being somewhat noisy. The new versions are both silent AND stylish, taking 1 AA battery. I love the cheerful, bright multi-colored design which works well at my work desk seen above!
They offer many well-priced iconic items from their online shop including architect Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Chair,  lovely leather Chesterfield Sofas, and Arne Jacobsen's Egg Chair! Definitely take a look at their website to see these and other stylish offerings!
All images and opinions are my own; thanks to the Regency Shop for provision of the clock for review.

2 comments:

deana sidney said...

Good to have a few minutes to look at the world again. We did about 4 1960's pieces this year and I ran into this clock and it's cousins many times. They do give you a sort of happy feeling about time, don't they? I wonder how much longer clocks will be around -- lovely to have them wire free!!

Parnassus said...

A few years ago there was a George Nelson exhibit at the Yale School of Architecture, featuring this clock and other iconic pieces by Nelson. His strong colors and geometric shapes were perfect for the "atomic" era.
--Jim