Zoo Timers - Elihu the Elephant
George Nelson, 1965
The Zoo Timers (1965) by George Nelson – wall clocks in the form of colourfully hand-drawn characters from the animal kingdom – offer children a playful and enjoyable approach to telling the time.
- Material: plywood, multicoloured print.
- Hands: sheet metal.
- Product contents: high-quality quartz clock movement, 1.5 volt battery included.
As a truly multi-talented designer, George Nelson was also successful as a graphic designer. His hand-drawn Zoo Timers – children's wall clocks in the form of colourful characters from the animal kingdom – contrast sharply with his sculptural wall clocks from the 1950s. The Zoo Timers offer children a playful and enjoyable approach to telling the time.
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George Nelson is regarded as one of the most important figures in American design. Active as an architect, a product and exhibition designer and a writer, he was a leading voice in the discourse on design and architecture over several decades. Vitra is the sole authorised manufacturer of specified Nelson products for markets in Europe and the Middle East.
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