The Night Clock is part of a collection of desk and wall clocks conceived by American designer George Nelson, who was commissioned to create a collection of clocks in 1947.
Nelson analysed how people used clocks and concluded that they read the time by discerning the relative position of the hands, which made the use of numbers unnecessary. And since most people wore wristwatches, he assumed that clocks had become more of a decorative element for interiors.
These ideas provided the basis for the first collection of 14 timepieces, consisting of a completely new style of wall clocks and compact table clocks, which were launched on the market in 1949.
Brass, acrylic glass, high-grade quartz clockwork
6" h x 4.25" w x 4.75" d