Modern Clock

Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: June 23rd

June 23, 2011

Let’s Face It In Jerome Simon’s “Design in Time and Light” (Lot 321), the imposing brass base sprouts a lighter-than-air glowing circle that is the translucent face. Featured in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), this piece resembles a 19th century telescope reconfigured into a modern timepiece. Its intricately automated mirrors split a beam of […]

Timeless Timepieces: George Nelson’s “Radically Modern Clocks”

June 19, 2011

“What is a clock, anyway?” In the late 1940s, George Nelson and fellow designer Irving Harper were sitting around a table with their team at the Howard Miller Clock Company. After someone posed this simple question, they began sketching and came up with a fundamental design of six lines bisecting at a common midpoint. This […]

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