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Wall Clocks

George Nelson, 1948-1960

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In 1947, the American designer George Nelson was commissioned to create a collection of clocks. Nelson analysed how people used clocks and concluded that they read the time by discerning the relative position of the hands, which made the use of numbers unnecessary. Furthermore, since most people wore wristwatches, he assumed that clocks had become more of a decorative element for interiors.

These ideas provided the basis for the first collection of 14 timepieces, consisting of a completely new style of wall clocks and compact table clocks, which were launched on the market in 1949. Although the models all shared one common feature – the absence of numbers – the diversity of their shapes, colours, materials and designs could hardly have been greater.

In the 35 years that followed, the designers at Nelson Associates conceived more than a hundred different clock models: wall clocks, portable table clocks and built-in clocks. After Nelson’s death in 1986, his archival estate, encompassing roughly 7400 manuscripts, plans, drawings, photographs and slides dating from 1924 to 1984, was acquired by the Vitra Design Museum.

Vitra began reissuing the Nelson Clocks in 1999 and continues to expand the collection with new pieces from time to time. The Wall Clocks come in diverse shapes and materials. Equipped with high-quality quartz movements, they offer a refreshing alternative to conventional clocks – including a wide selection of different designs to suit almost every taste and fancy.

Production of Wall Clocks

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Wall Clocks - Asterisk Clock
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Wall Clock - Asterisk Clock 2D dwg2D DWG, 12.17KBDownload
Wall Clock - Asterisk Clock 2D dxf2D DXF, 12.73KBDownload
Wall Clock - Asterisk Clock 3D 3ds3D 3DS, 3.27KBDownload
Wall Clock - Asterisk Clock 3D dwg3D DWG, 30.61KBDownload
Wall Clock - Asterisk Clock 3D dxf3D DXF, 38.31KBDownload
VCSVCS, 28.76KBDownload
Wall Clock-Asterisk Clock objCAD, OBJ, 11.58KBDownload
Wall Clock-Asterisk Clock skpCAD, SKP, 18.56KBDownload
Wall Clock-Asterisk Clock daeCAD, DAE, 10.66KBDownload
Wall Clock-Asterisk Clock fbxCAD, FBX, 18.91KBDownload
Wall Clocks - Ball Clock
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Wall Clock - Ball CLock 2D dwg2D DWG, 16.13KBDownload
Wall Clock - Ball CLock 2D dxf2D DXF, 16.58KBDownload
Wall Clock - Ball CLock 3D 3ds3D 3DS, 108.40KBDownload
Wall Clock - Ball CLock 3D dwg3D DWG, 94.62KBDownload
Wall Clock - Ball CLock 3D dxf3D DXF, 118.64KBDownload
VCSVCS, 34.12KBDownload
Wall Clock-Ball Clock objCAD, OBJ, 266.08KBDownload
Wall Clock-Ball Clock skpCAD, SKP, 243.53KBDownload
Wall Clock-Ball Clock daeCAD, DAE, 113.15KBDownload
Wall Clock-Ball Clock fbxCAD, FBX, 130.00KBDownload
Wall Clocks - Eye Clock
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Wall Clock - Eye Clock 2D dwg2D DWG, 12.40KBDownload
Wall Clock - Eye Clock 2D dxf2D DXF, 12.75KBDownload
Wall Clock - Eye Clock 3D 3ds3D 3DS, 49.46KBDownload
Wall Clock - Eye Clock 3D dwg3D DWG, 134.39KBDownload
Wall Clock - Eye Clock 3D dxf3D DXF, 190.53KBDownload
VCSVCS, 64.29KBDownload
Wall Clock-Eye Clock objCAD, OBJ, 130.33KBDownload
Wall Clock-Eye Clock skpCAD, SKP, 176.39KBDownload
Wall Clock-Eye Clock daeCAD, DAE, 91.05KBDownload
Wall Clock-Eye Clock fbxCAD, FBX, 102.23KBDownload
Wall Clocks - Fan Clock
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Nelson Fan Clock fbxCAD, FBX, 665.71KBDownload
Nelson Fan Clock objCAD, OBJ, 1.13MBDownload
Nelson Fan Clock skpCAD, SKP, 1.38MBDownload
Nelson Fan Clock 2D dwgCAD, 2D DWG, 16.71KBDownload
Nelson Fan Clock 2D dxfCAD, 2D DXF, 16.37KBDownload
Nelson Fan Clock 3D dwgCAD, 3D DWG, 1004.15KBDownload
Nelson Fan Clock 3D dxfCAD, 3D DXF, 1.07MBDownload
Nelson Fan Clock 3dsCAD, 3D 3DS, 598.94KBDownload
Nelson Fan Clock daeCAD, DAE, 645.70KBDownload
Wall Clocks - Flock of Butterflies
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Wall Clocks Flock of Butterflies fbxCAD, FBX, 91.72KBDownload
Wall Clocks Flock of Butterflies objCAD, OBJ, 453.01KBDownload
Wall Clocks Flock of Butterflies skpCAD, SKP, 149.59KBDownload
Wall Clocks Flock of Butterflies 2D dwgCAD, 2D DWG, 12.27KBDownload
Wall Clocks Flock of Butterflies 2D dxfCAD, 2D DXF, 12.89KBDownload
Wall Clocks Flock of Butterflies 3D dwgCAD, 3D DWG, 159.72KBDownload
Wall Clocks Flock of Butterflies 3D dxfCAD, 3D DXF, 176.61KBDownload
Wall Clocks Flock of Butterflies 3dsCAD, 3D 3DS, 95.92KBDownload
Wall Clocks Flock of Butterflies daeCAD, DAE, 71.47KBDownload
Wall Clocks - Petal Clock
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Wall Clock - Petal Clock 2D dwg2D DWG, 72.43KBDownload
Wall Clock - Petal Clock 2D dxf2D DXF, 88.25KBDownload
Wall Clock - Petal Clock 3D 3ds3D 3DS, 15.39KBDownload
Wall Clock - Petal Clock 3D dwg3D DWG, 88.62KBDownload
Wall Clock - Petal Clock 3D dxf3D DXF, 119.36KBDownload
VCSVCS, 50.36KBDownload
Wall Clock-Petal Clock fbxCAD, FBX, 75.30KBDownload
Wall Clock-Petal Clock objCAD, OBJ, 70.51KBDownload
Wall Clock-Petal Clock skpCAD, SKP, 97.19KBDownload
Wall Clock-Petal Clock daeCAD, DAE, 66.82KBDownload
Wall Clocks - Polygon Clock
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Nelson Polygon Clock 3dsCAD, 3D 3DS, 53.23KBDownload
Nelson Polygon Clock daeCAD, DAE, 58.79KBDownload
Nelson Polygon Clock fbxCAD, FBX, 75.13KBDownload
Nelson Polygon Clock objCAD, OBJ, 157.40KBDownload
Nelson Polygon Clock skpCAD, SKP, 119.39KBDownload
Nelson Polygon Clock 2D dwgCAD, 2D DWG, 14.20KBDownload
Nelson Polygon Clock 2D dxfCAD, 2D DXF, 14.51KBDownload
Nelson Polygon Clock 3D dwgCAD, 3D DWG, 86.16KBDownload
Nelson Polygon Clock 3D dxfCAD, 3D DXF, 97.17KBDownload
Wall Clocks - Popsicle Clock
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DWG2D DWG, 21.98KBDownload
DXF2D DXF, 21.79KBDownload
3DS3D 3DS, 1.44MBDownload
DAEDAE, 1.43MBDownload
DWG3D DWG, 916.07KBDownload
DXF3D DXF, 1.02MBDownload
FBXFBX, 1.47MBDownload
OBJOBJ, 3.37MBDownload
SKPSKP, 3.40MBDownload
Wall Clocks - Spindle Clock
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Wall Clock - Spindle Clock 2D dwg2D DWG, 48.57KBDownload
Wall Clock - Spindle Clock 2D dxf2D DXF, 59.01KBDownload
Wall Clock - Spindle Clock 3D 3ds3D 3DS, 134.67KBDownload
Wall Clock - Spindle Clock 3D dwg3D DWG, 103.83KBDownload
Wall Clock - Spindle Clock 3D dxf3D DXF, 125.91KBDownload
VCSVCS, 92.70KBDownload
Wall Clock-Spindle Clock objCAD, OBJ, 319.71KBDownload
Wall Clock-Spindle Clock skpCAD, SKP, 291.79KBDownload
Wall Clock-Spindle Clock daeCAD, DAE, 143.30KBDownload
Wall Clock-Spindle Clock fbxCAD, FBX, 159.38KBDownload
Wall Clocks - Star Clock
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Wall Clock - Star Clock 2D dwg2D DWG, 12.17KBDownload
Wall Clock - Star Clock 2D dxf2D DXF, 12.71KBDownload
Wall Clock - Star Clock 3D 3ds3D 3DS, 4.88KBDownload
Wall Clock - Star Clock 3D dwg3D DWG, 32.14KBDownload
Wall Clock - Star Clock 3D dxf3D DXF, 41.02KBDownload
VCSVCS, 30.42KBDownload
Wall Clock-Star Clock objCAD, 16.46KBDownload
Wall Clock-Star Clock skpCAD, 22.27KBDownload
Wall Clock-Star Clock daeCAD, DAE, 12.41KBDownload
Wall Clock-Star Clock fbxCAD, FBX, 23.04KBDownload
Wall Clocks - Sunburst Clock
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Wall Clock - Sunburst Clock 2D dwg2D DWG, 13.84KBDownload
Wall Clock - Sunburst Clock 2D dxf2D DXF, 13.94KBDownload
Wall Clock - Sunburst Clock 3D 3ds3D 3DS, 4.02KBDownload
Wall Clock - Sunburst Clock 3D dwg3D DWG, 32.00KBDownload
Wall Clock - Sunburst Clock 3D dxf3D DXF, 38.40KBDownload
VCSVCS, 30.50KBDownload
Wall Clock-Sunburst Clock objCAD, OBJ, 13.79KBDownload
Wall Clock-Sunburst Clock skpCAD, SKP, 18.31KBDownload
Wall Clock-Sunburst Clock daeCAD, DAE, 10.92KBDownload
Wall Clock-Sunburst Clock fbxCAD, FBX, 23.96KBDownload
Wall Clocks - Sunflower Clock
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Wall Clock - Sunflower Clock 2D dwg2D DWG, 12.47KBDownload
Wall Clock - Sunflower Clock 2D dxf2D DXF, 12.83KBDownload
Wall Clock - Sunflower Clock 3D 3ds3D 3DS, 166.34KBDownload
Wall Clock - Sunflower Clock 3D dwg3D DWG, 130.54KBDownload
Wall Clock - Sunflower Clock 3D dxf3D DXF, 163.75KBDownload
VCSVCS, 95.44KBDownload
Wall Clock-Sunflower Clock objCAD, OBJ, 646.26KBDownload
Wall Clock-Sunflower Clock skpCAD, SKP, 285.44KBDownload
Wall Clock-Sunflower Clock daeCAD, DAE, 136.97KBDownload
Wall Clock-Sunflower Clock fbxCAD, FBX, 159.40KBDownload
Wall Clocks - Turbine Clock
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Wall Clock - Turbine Clock 2D dwg2D DWG, 14.03KBDownload
Wall Clock - Turbine Clock 2D dxf2D DXF, 14.50KBDownload
Wall Clock - Turbine Clock 3D 3ds3D 3DS, 68.19KBDownload
Wall Clock - Turbine Clock 3D dwg3D DWG, 90.48KBDownload
Wall Clock - Turbine Clock 3D dxf3D DXF, 131.84KBDownload
VCSVCS, 58.12KBDownload
Wall-Clock Turbine Clock skpCAD, SKP, 170.19KBDownload
Wall-Clock Turbine Clock daeCAD, DAE, 74.45KBDownload
Wall-Clock Turbine Clock fbxCAD, FBX, 94.43KBDownload
Wall-Clock Turbine Clock objCAD, OBJ, 333.71KBDownload
Wall Clocks - Wheel Clock
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Nelson Wheel Clock 3D dwgCAD, 3D DWG, 81.64KBDownload
Nelson Wheel Clock 3D dxfCAD, 3D DXF, 90.88KBDownload
Nelson Wheel Clock 3dsCAD, 3D 3DS, 40.83KBDownload
Nelson Wheel Clock daeCAD, DAE, 44.06KBDownload
Nelson Wheel Clock fbxCAD, FBX, 59.01KBDownload
Nelson Wheel Clock objCAD, OBJ, 134.09KBDownload
Nelson Wheel Clock skpCAD, SKP, 90.25KBDownload
Nelson Wheel Clock 2D dwgCAD, 2D DWG, 14.81KBDownload
Nelson Wheel Clock 2D dxfCAD, 2D DXF, 15.53KBDownload
This product was designed by
George Nelson
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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