Fan clock is designed by George Nelson for Vitra. The Fan Clock is made out of rich coloured American cherry wood with playful white painted metal hands. Twelve matching segments of wood are joined together to form a pointed three dimensional form. The shape resembles a hand fan which brings a charm to any room it is placed in.
In 1947, the American designer George Nelson was commissioned to create a collection of clocks. Nelson analysed how people used clocks and concluded that they read the time by discerning the relative position of the hands, which made the use of numbers unnecessary.
These ideas provided the basis for the first collection of 14 timepieces, consisting of a completely new style of wall clocks and compact table clocks, which were launched on the market in 1949. Although the models all shared one common feature – the absence of numbers – the diversity of their shapes, colours, materials and designs could hardly have been greater.