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Black is Beautiful: Vitra Nelson Clocks, Reissued

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 05, 2013 01:01 AM
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by Promila Shastri last modified Nov 04, 2013

Anyone inclined to yawn at the announcement of yet another reissue of a Mid-Century icon need only look at the latest iterations of the Sunflower and Sunburst clocks, designed by George Nelson in the 1940s and 1950s, and presented by Vitra at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair. Recasting the two — Continue reading …




 

 

vitra-nelson-sunflower-clock-black-edition-01_zoomAnyone inclined to yawn at the announcement of yet another reissue of a Mid-Century icon need only look at the latest iterations of the Sunflower and Sunburst clocks, designed by George Nelson in the 1940s and 1950s, and presented by Vitra at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair. Recasting the two most dynamic of Nelson’s wood and metal clock designs in dramatic black (and hints of gold) may be a prime example of how to shine an admiring new spotlight on all-too-familiar emblems of Modernism’s golden age. Nelson, we suspect, would have approved.

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Images: Vitra


 

 

 
 
 

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