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Vitra Zoo Timers Clock

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vitra
Starting at: $244.00 CAD
$244.00 CAD

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As a truly multi-talented designer, George Nelson was also successful as a graphic designer. His Zoo Timers' strongly colourful personalities from the animal kingdom contrast sharply with his sculptural wall clocks from the 1950s thanks to their graphic touch. MORE INFO

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  • Omar The Owl
  • Elihu The Elephant
  • Fernando The Fish

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As a truly multi-talented designer, George Nelson was also successful as a graphic designer. His Zoo Timers' strongly colourful personalities from the animal kingdom contrast sharply with his sculptural wall clocks from the 1950s thanks to their graphic touch. The Zoo Timers offer children a playful and enjoyable approach to telling the time.

MEASUREMENTS:

    Owl
  • Width: 27 cm / 10.6 inch
  • Height: 25 cm / 10 inch
    Elephant
  • Width: 32 cm / 12.6 inch
  • Height: 32 cm / 12.6 inch
    Fish
  • Width: 28 cm / 11 inch
  • Height: 25 cm / 9.8 inch

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  • Includes Battery

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Brand
Vitra

Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design. Their products and concepts are developed in an intensive design process, bringing together engineering excellence with the creative genius of today’s leading international designers. It is Vitra’s goal to create furniture and accessories that are functional and inspiring. Founded in 1950, Vitra produces many products from internationally recognized designers such as Verner Panton, Isamu Noguchi, Eero Saarinen and Jasper Morrison.

Designer
Vitra Zoo Timers Clock Designed by:
  • George Nelson , 1965
George Nelson

George Nelson

USA, 1908 – 1986

An industrial designer, architect, and journalist George Nelson was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1908. He attended Yale University and from 1932 until 1934 Nelson studied at the American Academy in Rome, returning to the US in 1935. From 1946 until 1972 George Nelson was director of design at Herman Miller. While working for Herman Miller, Nelson introduced several important innovations in office furniture design. The 1958 Swag Leg Group included tables, chairs and desks. In 1946 George Nelson designed Platform, a simple and functional bench for Herman Miller and it is still a mainstay in their collection.

The best known George Nelson designs include the 1955 Coconut Chair, with a triangular seat inspired by a piece of coconut shell. The 1956 Marshmallow sofa is another revolutionary design, with a seat and back made of individual round cushions. In the 1940s and 1950s, George Nelson designed a series of wall clocks for the Howard Miller Clock Company, of which the best known is the Ball clock, with the hours marked by balls of wood. A mid-century classic, the Bubble Lamps, were designed by George Nelson in 1947 and produced by Howard Miller starting in the early 1950s and ending in 1979. Modernica, a Los Angeles-based manufacturer, now produces them.

While at Herman Miller, Nelson set new standards of design in all aspects of the company and in doing so he pioneered the practice of corporate image management, graphic programs and signage.

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