Ball Clock

April 21, 2014
Posted in Furniture

1-Ball Clock

A ball beaded on a metal core is one of the most popular modernist interior motives. Perhaps, George Nelson, the author of a Ball Clock, was the first to use utilize this image with a shade of atomic aesthetics. Truth is, there are many doubts in point of his authorship: the clock appeared after a party, which also hosted (besides Nelson) such outstanding designers as Richard Buckminster Fuller, Isamu Noguchi and Irving Harper. After heavy drink-offering the company couldn’t make out who exactly drew the sketch of the clock. Anyway, the idea caught on and in the post-war period between 1948 and 1960 Nelson worked out a full-fledged and diversified series of these clocks.

2-very clock

A big deal of things created by George Nelson, including this very clock, is like an endless collection of toys. And no modern interior can do without a piece of a game. Any fancifully-shaped Nelson clock strikes the eye, especially when matched by his other works – home textile, pillows, lamps or others.

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Interior designers believe: it’s a good form when fresh and intellectual mixtures of such things fill the home interior and accentuate it with such functional pieces as this clock.

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