George Nelson

George Nelson

George Nelson was born in Connecticut in 1904 and went on to study architecture at Yale University, where he graduated in 1928. Nelson was one of the founders of the modernist architecture movement of the forties along with, Eliot Noyes, Charles Eames and Walter B. Ford - all of which he would later collaborate with. He became a highly regarded critic, author and commentator on design issues as well as his own exceptional creative talent. His Storagewall shelf system revolutionised the office environment and excited manufacturers Herman Miller who appointed Nelson as the company's design director from 1945-1965. Nelson also created other iconic designs including the Marshmallow Sofa and the Coconut Chair as well as a series of clocks. He died in 1986 but his memory still lives on as Vitra still manufacture his most iconic pieces under licence.

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  1. VITRA Sunburst Clock

    VITRA Sunburst Clock


    George Nelson's ever bright Vitra Sunburst Clock in 4 finishes... Learn More
  2. VITRA Ball Clock

    VITRA Ball Clock


    George Nelson's iconic Ball Clock from Vitra comes in various colours... Learn More
  3. VITRA Sunburst Clock - Black Ash
  4. VITRA George Nelson Home Desk

    VITRA George Nelson Home Desk


    The gorgeous George Nelson Home Desk from Vitra is a refined beauty with distinctive mid century styling... Learn More
  5. VITRA Night Desk Clock

    VITRA Night Desk Clock


    George Nelson's Night Clock from Vitra ... Learn More
  6. VITRA Zoo Timers

    VITRA Zoo Timers


    Zoo Timers were designed by George Nelson in 1965 for Vitra; there are three in the range... Learn More
  7. VITRA Classic Trays

    VITRA Classic Trays


    Collection of 6 trays by leading Vitra designers including Charles & Ray Eames, George Nelson and Alexander Girard... Learn More
  8. VITRA Star Clock

    VITRA Star Clock


    George Nelson's Star clock from Vitra... Learn More
  9. VITRA Spindle Clock

    VITRA Spindle Clock


    George Nelson's spoke clock from Vitra... Learn More
  10. VITRA Tripod Desk Clock

    VITRA Tripod Desk Clock


    George Nelson's Tripod Clock from Vitra ... Learn More

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