Designed in 1957 by George Nelson, the Vitra Turbine Clock is an oversized timepiece meant to reinterpret the radial fins of a turbine engine. Altogether, the brass fins span 30 inches, and are angled so that they almost appear to be in motion. The aluminum face at their center provides silvery contrast. This is an authentic re-edition, fully authorized by the Nelson estate.
Founded in Switzerland in 1950, Vitra produces intelligent and inspiring furniture and accessories for the home, office and other public spaces. Ever mindful of the importance of sustainability in design, Vitra creates furnishings with high quality and versatile style that ensures functional and aesthetic enjoyment for the long term.
The Turbine Clock is available with the following:
- Made of brass and aluminum
- High grade quartz movement
- Uses 1 AA battery (included)
- Designed by George Nelson, 1957
- Any mechanical clock is expected to make some sort of ticking sound as the hands move. However, there is only potential for this ticking to be really audible and continual if there is a second hand. Otherwise, the clock will be basically silent or with muffled clicks limited to the movement of the minute hand.
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