Monday, August 13, 2012

George Nelson Zoo Timers by Vitra


George Nelson was a well-known graphic designer who was born in 1908 in Hartford, Connecticut, studied architecture at Yale University. He worked as a Director of Design for the Herman Miller furniture company and designed some of the most iconic furniture of the 20th century. 

Zoo Timers was a series of children's clocks originally released in 1960s and re-released by Vitra. These clocks are silk-screened lacquered wood with metal hands and quartz movement. The colorful clocks inspired by animal kingdom are perfect for kids' room or to add a little whimsy to any room.

I picked out the above shown four designs Omar the owl, Elihu the elephant, Talulah the Toucan, Fernando the fish. Make sure you check out other fun designs here.

1 comments :

Melissa Kojima said...

Ah, I love these clocks. I think the Elephant is my favorite. Add whimsy to my room? Yes, please!