The block clock features solid, seemingly unbreakable hands. This is a completely opposite approach to the thin vulnerable arms of the majority of wall timepieces. The bold block style represents the strength and promise of the industrial age which at the time of its invention, was already well on its way. The retro blue color ties in the emerging pop-art era that was taking root in the early 60's. * Size: 11 ¼ ? Diameter * Clock body hovers 2 ¼ “ off wall * Ivory White painted aluminum mechanical clock housing * Architecturally correct Solid hardwood block hour markers * Block style hour & minute hands black painted steel fabricated to original proportion * Red seconds hand features the vintage pop triangle head of the original design * Consistent and accurate Quartz Movement Mechanism * Solid copper internal components * Requires 1 AA battery for operation (included) About Our images: Kardiel does not use generic nor stock furniture images. To accurately show our features, the quality, color & texture, all product images are high resolution with zoom capability and taken from actual kardiel inventory right out of the carton. ABOUT THE BLOCK CLOCK The Block clock is best described as industrial atomic retro wall art, and makes a clever space impression, particularly if other modern classics occupy the room. The retro blue color series is a Pop art take on the original whimsical design. The feeling of strength from the solid overstated block arms is combined with the pop art color and the familiar mid century modern red second hand design. The minute and hour hands are decidedly strengthened on the block series with a heavily structural shape, versus the whimsical take on many of George's pieces. He created over 150 designs for the Howard Miller company during the mid century years. We all have a need to know the time, but it does not mean timekeeping has to be boring. Why not do it in mid century classic George Nelson style? We all have a need to know the time, but it does not mean timekeeping has to be boring. Why not do it in mid century classic George Nelson style? History of the Designer, George Nelson At the beginning of his career, like many of the architects of his time, George Nelson was a man in need of a project. Building design unfortunately was not in high demand however, and so he turned to interiors design, graphic art, and furnishings. His clock and furniture designs became icons of the 1950s and 60s, both in the home and in corporate offices. George Nelson, one of the founding fathers of American Modernism was born in 1908. His path began while avoiding a rainstorm. Nelson ducked into the architecture school building to stay dry. It was then that he stumbled across an exhibit called “A Cemetery Gateway”. After, unfolded his interest and progression in the field of architecture. The then chairman of Herman Miller discovered Nelson while reading an article on “The Tomorrow House” in a design rag named “Pencil Points”. A year later George went to work for Herman Miller. One notable accomplishment was his idea to create a cleaner city in design as well as a reduction in pollution be it audio, visual or chemical. The outdoor malls in many suburbs of the U.S are in large part a result of his ambition. Some of his well known Modern Classic Furniture designs are the Nelson Bench also known as slat bench, the Coconut Chair and the Marshmallow Sofa. As a writer, a designer, and a teacher, George Nelson's entire life was devoted to creating beautiful and interesting things. His clock creations along with the Nelson bench and Coconut Chair are the inspiration for the collection of quality reproductions that Kardiel offers to you today.
Brand: KARDIEL; Size: 13? Diameter; Clock body hovers 2.75" off wall
Aluminum mechanical clock housing; Architecturally correct Solid Walnut wood hour balls; Hour & minute hands painted die cut steel fabricated to original proportion
Consistent and accurate Quartz Movement Mechanism; Requires 1 AA battery for operation (included)