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Wall Clocks by George Horwitt for Howard Miller, Black & White, Metal and Glass

2,100.00
Vintage Wall Clock by George Horwitt for Herman Miller in White & Black 1970s on PHILOLUX and 1stdibs
Vintage Wall Clock by George Horwitt for Herman Miller in White & Black 1970s on PHILOLUX and 1stdibs
Vintage Wall Clock by George Horwitt for Herman Miller in White & Black 1970s on PHILOLUX and 1stdibs

Wall Clocks by George Horwitt for Howard Miller, Black & White, Metal and Glass

2,100.00

Black and white wall clock, part of the MoMA design collection, 1970. Designed by Nathan George Horwitt for Howard Miller. Metal lacquered case and glass front. A wall clock version of Horwitt's previous watch design for Movado.

 

Dimensions

  • Height: 2.38 in. (6 cm)

Diameter

  • 12.82 in. (33 cm)

 

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Nathan George Horwitt was an American industrial designer born in Russia.
In 1947, he designed a revolutionary wristwatch with a round, black face without numerals, symbols, or lines marking hours or minutes, but with only a single gold dot marking the 12 o-clock position. It was manufactured by a Swiss firm. The design was copied by the giant zenith Movado without credit or compensation to Horwitt, and it would take 27 years until Movado finally settled with the designer in 1975.

In the meantime, the watch was included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in 1960, and became known as the ‘Museum Watch.’ In 1969, Horwitt used the design in wall clock No. 4601 for the Howard Miller Clock Company.

The Howard Miller Clock Company was founded in 1926, as the clock division of Herman Miller furniture manufacturer. in 1947 George Nelson becomes director of design at the Herman Miller furniture company; the Howard Miller Clock Company will start to produce modern wall clocks and table clocks designed by George Nelson. Several clocks designed by George Nelson became Icons of the era.

 

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Black and white wall clock, part of the MoMA design collection, 1970. Designed by Nathan George Horwitt for Howard Miller. Metal lacquered case and glass front. A wall clock version of Horwitt's previous watch design for Movado.

 

Dimensions

  • Height: 2.38 in. (6 cm)

Diameter

  • 12.82 in. (33 cm)

 

Inquire

 

 

Nathan George Horwitt was an American industrial designer born in Russia.
In 1947, he designed a revolutionary wristwatch with a round, black face without numerals, symbols, or lines marking hours or minutes, but with only a single gold dot marking the 12 o-clock position. It was manufactured by a Swiss firm. The design was copied by the giant zenith Movado without credit or compensation to Horwitt, and it would take 27 years until Movado finally settled with the designer in 1975.

In the meantime, the watch was included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in 1960, and became known as the ‘Museum Watch.’ In 1969, Horwitt used the design in wall clock No. 4601 for the Howard Miller Clock Company.

The Howard Miller Clock Company was founded in 1926, as the clock division of Herman Miller furniture manufacturer. in 1947 George Nelson becomes director of design at the Herman Miller furniture company; the Howard Miller Clock Company will start to produce modern wall clocks and table clocks designed by George Nelson. Several clocks designed by George Nelson became Icons of the era.

 

Other model available here