Vitra Zoo Timers


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.


  • Material: Lacquered wood and metal, high-grade quartz clockwork, including battery.
  • Dimensions:
  • Omar the OwlHeight: 255mm, Depth: 35mm, Width: 270mm
  • Fernando the FishHeight: 250mm, Depth: 35mm, Width: 280mm
  • Elihu the ElephantHeight: 320mm, Depth: 35mm, Width: 320mm
  • Delivery Time: Normally 3/4 weeks
Designed By

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.