As a truly multi-talented designer, George Nelson was also successful as a graphic designer. His Zoo Timers — strongly colourful personalities from the animal kingdom — contrast sharply with his sculptural wall clocks from the 1950s thanks to their graphic touch.
The Vitra Zoo Timers offer children a playful and enjoyable approach to telling the time. Made of lacquered wood, silk-screen print with metal hands.
Material: Lacquered wood and metal, high-grade quartz clockwork, including battery.
Omar the OwlHeight: 255mm, Depth: 35mm, Width: 270mm
Fernando the FishHeight: 250mm, Depth: 35mm, Width: 280mm
Elihu the ElephantHeight: 320mm, Depth: 35mm, Width: 320mm
George Nelson, born 1908 in Hartford, Connecticut (USA), studied architecture at Yale University. A fellowship enabled him to study at the American Academy in Rome from 1932 to 1934. In Europe, he became acquainted with the major architectural works and leading protagonists of modernism. George Nelson transformed everyday objects into art, such as his iconic sunburst clock.