George N. 1908 - 1986

George Nelson (1908-1986) was, together with Charles & Ray Eames, one of the founders of the American Modernism movement. We like to think of George Nelson as "The Creator of Beautiful and Practical Things". George Nelson was from a generation of architects who found too few projects and turned successfully toward product, graphic and interior design.

Based in Rome, Nelson met several of the pioneers of modernism while travelling in Europe. Upon returning to the US some years later, he turned 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) and later consultant editor (1944-1949). He defended, sometimes ferociously, the modernist principles and irritated many of his "industrial designer" colleagues who, according to Nelson, bowed too easily to the commercial forces in industry.

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  1. George N. Bench −50%

    George N. Bench

    The 1946 design displays clean, crisp lines and a slender, simplistic profile, that makes for the popularity of the George N. Bench. The structure of the bench reflects N.’s architectural background, which puts focus on proportion and balance of the form. Read More

    Highstreet Price: £1,356

    Regular Price: £638

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  2. George N. Star Clock −50%

    George N. Star Clock

    The Star Clock by George N. has a light, industrial profile that will infuse a Modernist flair to any space. It was one of many innovative 1950s pieces N. created to modernise the US home. Read More

      Highstreet Price: £250

      Regular Price: £238

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    • George N. Turbine Clock −50%

      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. Read More

        Highstreet Price: £632

        Regular Price: £238

        Special Price with Discount: £119

      • George N. Marshmallow Sofa −50%

        George N. Marshmallow Sofa

        The artistic Marshmallow Sofa by George N. is a breakthrough in 20th century design and is still highly sought-after today. This historic piece was created in 1956, and is considered to be one of the first furniture manifestations of Pop Art. Read More
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        Highstreet Price: £3,506

        Regular Price: £1,598

        Special Price with Discount: £799

      • George N. Black Asterisk Clock −50%

        George N. Black Asterisk Clock

        The Asterisk Clock was created by George N. in 1947 as part of a range of spectacular wall and table clocks representing the zeitgeist. Read More

          Highstreet Price: £169

          Regular Price: £110

          Special Price with Discount: £55

        • George N. Spindle Wall Clock −50%

          George N. Spindle Wall Clock

          The Spindle Clock, created by George N. in the 1950s, is a design classic embracing the key principles of modernism. The hands of the clock have a strong geometric form and combine with the fluted spindles to create an industrial image. Read More

            Highstreet Price: £379

            Regular Price: £338

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          • George N. Coconut Chair −50%

            George N. Coconut Chair

            The George N. Coconut Chair is a sought-after 20th century furniture icon, which impresses with its unique construction and stylish look. It has a simple, original shape, and is wonderfully comfortable to relax in at home, in an office or lounge space. Read More

            Highstreet Price: £2,061

            Regular Price: £918

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          • George N. Multi-Coloured Sunburst Clock −50%

            George N. Multi-Coloured Sunburst Clock

            The Multi-Coloured Sunburst Clock by George N. is a beautiful and functional accessory that has become an icon of high design. It embodies the spirit of the 1950s and exudes the energy of this dynamic time. Read More

              Highstreet Price: £325

              Regular Price: £178

              Special Price with Discount: £89

            • George N. Multi-Coloured Ball Clock −50% Deal

              George N. Multi-Coloured Ball Clock

              The multi-coloured version of the unique Ball Clock was designed by George N. in 1948. It is part of a series of stunning wall and table clocks which embody the 50's trend of transforming everyday objects into something new and alluring. Read More

                Highstreet Price: £210

                Regular Price: £118

                Special Price with Discount: £59

              • George N. Blue Block Clock −50%

                George N. Blue Block Clock

                The impressive Blue Block Clock, designed by George N. in 1947, is an understated chic accessory for any space. The angular, strong form and vivid colors reflect the key principles of modernism. Read More

                  Highstreet Price: £196

                  Regular Price: £158

                  Special Price with Discount: £79

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