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.


Melissa Kojima said...

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