George Nelson Clocks

George Nelson Contemporary Wall Clocks

You can add a really nice touch of the contemporary, modern or retro style to your home or office decor with a quality George Nelson clock like those you’ll see here. These clock designs of the mid century are awesome! They are so clever and unique in design and materials, so I decided I would share my love and knowledge on this subject with you.

A successful American designer, George Nelson created classic clocks that were as iconic and popular decades ago as they are today, using solid colors and bold forms in unique, eye-catching and compelling timepieces.

George Nelson was born in Hartford Connecticut in 1908. He died in NYC in 1986. His schooling was at Yale University and he graduated in 1928 attaining a BA degree in fine arts in 1931. His contemporaries, who are well known around the world today, were Elliot Noyes, Charles Eames and Walter Ford, whom he won the Rome Prize with. This group of men achieved high status as individuals who were part of a generation of architects that did few high quality works of art instead of quantity. Each project was highly successful in product, graphics and interior design. We think of George Nelson and Charles Eames as one of the founding fathers of American Modernism. We like to think of George Nelson as “The Creator of Beautiful and Practical Things.” George Nelson’s clocks today look like they did more than 50 years ago but they have been updated with the best modern time keeping mechanisms.

Here, you’ll find a variety of George Nelson inspired styles, from starburst and sunburst clocks to “zoo timers,” eye-shaped clocks and more. Maybe you will see something on these reviews that catches your own eye to buy for your home or as a cool retro-modern gift.

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George Nelson Block Wall Clocks

Telechron Block Clock by George Nelson

Telechron Block ClockView Now

Originally designed by George Nelson in the 1940s to 1950s, this version of the iconic Block clock looks equally as stunning now and contemporary as when it was first conceived.

This great looking clock features wooden blue rectangular “bars” on stems; a beige face and the classic Nelson hour and minute hands in black.

Battery operated means a clean installation on the wall with no extraneous wires. Materials: Blue block with white metal face. 1 “AA” Battery not included

 

Stilnovo George Nelson Blue Block Wall Clock, Metal

Stilnovo George Nelson Blue Block 11.41 in. Wall Clock, MetalView Now

Recapture the youthful joy of colored blocks with the George Nelson Blue Block 11.41 in. Wall Clock. The classic mid-century modern design looks as fresh as it did 50 years ago. Thick blue blocks provide a stylized take on the classic sunburst look, providing a striking twist that adds color and fun to your wall.

Made of durable metal, wood. Vibrant blue block accents. Playful, retro modern look. Requires one AA battery (not included). 11.41 diam. x 2.75D inches.

 

George Nelson Atomic Ball Wall Clocks

George Nelson Atomic Ball Wall Clock in Black and Silver

Telechron Atomic Ball Wall Clock, Black/SilverView Now

This collector’s item George Nelson Atomic Ball Wall Clock, Black/Silver is made of Ash wood with a metal center. It’s made just like clocks were over 40 years ago but updated with modern timekeeping mechanisms.

The bright red hour-hand arrow makes for an eye-catching contrast. This clock will really add a strong touch of ’50s retro style to any room.

 

George Nelson Ball Clock – Red

George Nelson Ball Clock – RedView Now

It’s hard to resist the attractive George Nelson Ball Clock with its instantly recognizable wire rods and brightly colored balls. This fabulous wall clock was designed more than half a century ago and is the most recognized wall clock in modern day history.

Legend has it that it was designed by George Nelson, Irving Harper, Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi during a night of drinking in 1947. Unmistakably inspired by the space-age atomic period of the late 1940’s, it is perfect for your retro-styled modern home decor.

Battery powered by 1 AA battery (included), it has a quartz driven mechanism. Design: George Nelson Year: 1947 Material lacquered wood and metal, Dimensions 13″

 

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George Nelson Pixel Wall Clocks

Telechron Beveled Pixel Clock, Silver by George Nelson

Telechron Beveled Pixel Clock, SilverView Now

Inspired by George Nelson Pixels sunray starburst mirrored wall clock, this 20″ Dia Mirrored starburst features retro style, it has edged mirrors connected by thick metal, with silver center clock, black logo and hands.

Quartz movement requires one “AA” battery, not included.

 

Telechron Pixel Clock by George Nelson

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This wooden pixels clock features retro styles, solid wood slices are connected by thick metal in chrome finished.

Black and silver center clock with Arabic numerals. Quartz movement requires one “AA” battery, not included.

Features:

Material wood,metal
Aa 1-piece not included
Stylish clock for your home

 

George Nelson Starburst & Sunburst Wall Clocks

Telechron Classic Wooden Sunburst Clock, Red by George Nelson

Telechron Classic Wooden Sunburst Clock, RedView Now

George Nelson’s clock designs embody the spirit of the 1950’s with their whimsical forms and use of materials.

Made with and using the same materials and workmanship that was used back in 1950’s, uses 1 AA battery.

Dimensions: 18.5″ diameter Battery: 1x AA (included)

 

Morning Sunburst Sunflower Mid Century George Nelson Clock

Morning sunburst sunflower – Mid Century Modern-George Nelson clockView Now

19 in. Diameter Espresso solid wood sunflower clock- mid century décor clock.

Features:
Quartz Mechanism
1AA Battery not included
Material – Wood
Dimension – 20 x 2 x 20 in.
Item Weight – 4.5 lbs.
Color – Espresso

 

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George Nelson Turbine Wall Clocks

George Nelson Turbine Clock – Turbine Clock

Vitra Turbine Clock by George NelsonView Now

The Turbine clock was designed by George Nelson in the 1950’s and is an icon of modern design. Manufactured by Vitra in Europe, it is battery powered by 1 AA battery (included) and has a quartz driven mechanism.

With mid-century modern designs that have an attractive sculptural shape,George Nelson Clocks are perfect for any interior space in the home or office and are a refreshing alternative to traditional timekeepers.

George Nelson Eye Wall Clocks

George Nelson Eye Clock

George Nelson Eye Clock – Eye ClockView Now

Designed in the 1950’s, the George Nelson Eye Clock is an icon of modern design. Manufactured by Vitra in Europe, it is battery powered by 1 AA battery (included) and has a quartz driven mechanism. George Nelson Clocks are perfect for any interior space in the home or office. The modern designs have an attractive sculptural shape and are a refreshing alternative to traditional timekeepers. Design: George Nelson Year: 1950’s Material lacquered wood and metal. DimensionsW30″ x H 13.5″

 

George Nelson Style Classic Eye Clock

George Nelson Style Classic Eye Clock –View Now

Its hard to believe that this clock was designed over fifty years ago, but it dates back to 1957. its twice the scale of George Nelson’s earlier clock designs, the Nelson Eye Clock (1957) constitutes part of the designer’s iconic collection of oversized clocks. Turning the human eye into a figurative composition of geometric forms, the clock is at once playful and sophisticated-a combination for which Nelson is well known. Bold, graphic hands make for easy at-a-glance time-telling, red second hand. Uses one AA battery ( not included).

 

More George Nelson Wall Clocks

Telechron Pretzel Clock, Black/Brown by George Nelson

Telechron Pretzel Clock, Black/BrownView Now

Pretzel clock made of solid wood with wrought iron time markers.

It runs on a high torque quartz movement.

Product Dimensions: 2 x 20 x 20 inches ; 2.2 pounds

Features:
Material metal
Aa 1-piece not included
Stylish clock for your home

 

George Nelson Sunflower Clock

George Nelson Sunflower ClockView Now

The Sunflower clock is a beautifully unique use of simple birch and laminated metal pins.

Designed by George Nelson in the late 1950’s during a huge U.S. economic boom.

Nelson’s vision was to bring modern lasting design into common aspects of the home.

 

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