I have featured a number of similar pieces, but the 1950s George Nelson Popsicle Clock is an all-new reissue.
I’m a huge fan of the George Nelson clock range, which tend to date back to the 1950s and include midcentury classics such as the Ball Clock, the Cone Clock, the Sunburst clock and the most recent reissue until now, the George Nelson fan clock. The range is extensive and all the clocks within it are bold examples of midcentury modern designs that really were ahead of their time. You could argue that many still are.
It’s impressive that new designs are still resurfacing, which is the case with the Popsicle Clock. It actually first appeared back in 1957. Not that you would think it. This is up there with any contemporary clock design.
The difference from the original Popsicle Clock is likely to the inner workings, with the new version packing a high-quality quartz movement, with a single battery (included) powering it up.
As for the design itself, that’s made of wood and metal, sized at around 35cm and with those arms fanning out from the metallic centre, finished with the stylised arms and sweeping second hand.
£610 is the price, so not cheap. But this is a clock that isn’t going to move in and out of style. This is a clock that will be firmly in style for as long as you need it.