George N. 1908 - 1986

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.

 

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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: £1,392.99

    Regular Price: £640.49

    Special Price with Voucher Discount: £320

  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: £256

      Regular Price: £128

      Special Price with Voucher Discount: £64

    • 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: £345

        Regular Price: £206

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      • 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: £3,475

        Regular Price: £1,734

        Special Price with Voucher Discount: £867

      • 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: £174

          Regular Price: £102

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        • 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: £274

            Regular Price: £198

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          • George N. Coconut Chair −51%

            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: £2,116

            Regular Price: £918

            Special Price with Voucher Discount: £459

          • 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: £223

              Regular Price: £137

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            • 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 50s trend of transforming everyday objects into something new and alluring. Read More

                Highstreet Price: £194

                Regular Price: £102

                Special Price with Voucher Discount: £51

              • 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: £201

                  Regular Price: £154.49

                  Special Price with Voucher Discount: £77

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