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George Nelson Ball Clock

The Ball Clock is widely considered to be one of George Nelson's most beloved design creations. He is the recognized pioneer of modern clock designs. Nelson created over 150 iconic clocks during his career. The nelson ball clock is a centered, sophisticated take on the original whimsical design.

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Modernist Icon Of Time

The solid colored wood series Ball Clock is a sophisticated take on the original multi colored whimsical design. The calm feeling of natural wood is combined with the pop art style creating an interesting juxtaposition of funky pop art and elegant design. George Nelson, the original designer was not a man too proud to own up to drunken drawing. Speaking of a night of partying and doodling with his architect friends, he admitted that he probably wasn’t truly the designer of the Ball clock with which he is credited. “…we’d had a little bit too much to drink- and the next morning I came back, and here was this roll (of drafting paper), and Irving and I looked at it, and somewhere in this roll there was a ball clock. I don’t know to this day who cooked it up.”


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Probably the most recognizable clock of the George Nelson design collection, the Ball is a definitive icon of its time. It is best described as atomic retro wall art, and makes a clever space impression, particularly if other modern classics occupy the room.  No designer was able to evoke the retro aura of designer wall clocks like George. In fairness, he had a bit of practice. He created over 150 designs for the Howard Miller company during the mid century years. We all have a need to know the time, but it does not mean timekeeping has to be boring. Why not do it in mid century classic George Nelson style?


Product Design Features

  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern Ball Clock
  • Design Feature
    George Nelson inspired 
  • Clock Housing
    Aluminum Mechanical Clock Housing
  • Design Feature
    Solid Walnut Hour Balls
  • Original Detail
    Hour hands lacquered & original proportion die cut steel
  • Mechanism Detail
    Consistent & accurate Quartz Movement Mechanism
  • Original Feature
    Ivory White painted aluminum center clock face
  • Original Feature
    Hour & minute hands feature retro oval & triangle design
  • Design Feature
    Solid Brass connecting hour spindles
  • Quality Feature
    Solid Copper internal components
  • Dimensions
    Size: 13" Diameter
  • Placement
    Wall Hang capable
  • Power Source
    Requires AA Battery. Included

Safe delivery. Curbside or Full Service

Kardiel specializes in fast home and business delivery of modern classic furniture and bath products across the U.S including Hawaii and Alaska. We dispatch shipments to homes all over Canada daily. Using proven, reliable nationwide delivery methods we insure and guarantee safe delivery of all shipments. We provide standard curbside residential delivery as well as inside White Glove full service delivery as options for many of the regions we ship to.


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Premium Full Service home delivery

The best value for those looking for a full service delivery experience with no lifting or physical effort involved. A team of 2 rigorously screened home delivery professionals arrive on a day and time prescheduled with you. Your furnishings are brought into your home and placed in the desired location in the room(s) of your choice. The furniture is removed from the packaging/boxes. The old packaging material is then placed in a designated location.

Perhaps you need door(s) removed and replaced? Maybe you live in a condo or high rise building? Maybe there are flight(s) of stairs to climb? The safe arrival of your items is guaranteed and no obstacle is too large. We will do anything necessary to complete your delivery with quality, care and a smile. Average delivery times are 9-12 business days from the day your order leaves the Kardiel warehouse.


Curbside Residential Delivery

This economical delivery option brings your new furnishings direct to your home or business. The term curbside indicates that the items are brought to the "curb" but not inside the home.

This is a signed delivery option which means you will need to be present to accept the delivery. You will need to be prepared to carry the items into your home or office as this service does not include inside delivery. Tracking numbers are provided within 24 hours of your order leaving the Kardiel warehouse. Average delivery times nationwide for this service are 7-10 business days from the day the shipment leaves the Kardiel warehouse. The delivery is guaranteed safe when you inspect and sign with the driver for any potential shipping damage. The delivery company calls to schedule the delivery date and window of time as the arrival date of your items draws closer.

Hawaii & Alaska

Hawaii & Alaska orders allow average 12-18 business days for arrival. Tracking numbers will be provided. Alaska and Hawaii orders are not eligible for advertised "continental U.S" shipping promotions. As over water transport is involved, the shopping cart will not calculate

Alaska and Hawaii customers please contact us by phone to receive a custom discounted delivery quote for your shipment prior to purchasing.



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all deliveries are guaranteed & insured

We take the risk and make it easy in the unlikely event of freight damage. Simply inspect and sign for any damage or suspected damage on delivery day and prior to the driver leaving. In the event of damage, we will issue you a return ticket if needed and refund or replace the damaged item


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