The origin story of the Nelson Clocks involves four designers (George Nelson, Isamu Noguchi, Irving Harper, and Bucky Fuller) and quite a bit of booze. As Nelson tells it, “We started making doodles. Everybody was taking a crack at it, pushing each other aside and making scribbles...and the next morning there was this roll of drafting paper and somewhere in this roll there was the ball clock.” As playful as its punch drunk conception, this clock is a classic. If only all scribbles on a cocktail napkin could end up so clever.
Authentic Nelson Vitra Astrick Clock. Factory Second. Solid as-is. Clock has a few small scuffs in the black metal. Image representative of exact condition. Requires AA batteries (not included). Ready to hang.