1. George N. Turbine Clock
  2. George N. Turbine Clock
  3. George N. Turbine Clock
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George N. Turbine Clock

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Details:

  • Unique design from 1957
  • Modernist clock
  • Quality mechanism

George N. Turbine Clock

The Turbine Clock has an industrial flair and sculptural design. The 1957 creation by George N. belongs to a series of unusual wall and table clocks, which are praised for their creative look. Typical of the dynamic era, the Turbine Clock takes an everyday object and uses it in a new way. This piece also symbolises the economic prosperity and the boom in production of the period, making it a memorable classic.

ItaliaDesigns produces this clock in aluminium embedded in walnut wood. The wings are made out of copper.

Additional Information

SKU 4920
Depth 9.5 cm
Diameter 76 cm

About the Designer

George N.

George N.

George Nelson (1908-1986) was, together with Charles & Ray Eames, one of the founding fathers of American modernism. We like to think of George Nelson as "The Creator of Beautiful and Practical Things". George Nelson was part of a generation of architects that found too few projects and turned successfully toward product, graphic and interior design. Based in Rome he travelled through Europe where he met a number of the modernist pioneers. A few years later he returned to the U.S.A. to devote himself to writing. Through his writing in "Pencil Points" he introduced Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Gio Ponti to North America. At "Architectural Forum" he was first associate editor (1935- 1943) an later consultant editor (1944-1949). He defended sometimes ferociously the modernist principles and irritated many of his colleagues who as "industrial designers" made, according to Nelson too many concessions to the commercial forces in industry.