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eBay watch: Original George Nelson Sunburst Clock by Howard Miller


You can get reissued George Nelson clocks, but if you want the real deal, you can bid for this original George Nelson Sunburst Clock by Howard Miller.

Indeed, the reissued Nelson Sunburst clocks go for in excess of £200, so that's not exactly a cheap option. This one is signed (see close-up on the listing) and is down as working, with some wear and tear by way of the scuffs, scratches and wear to the brass. Again, see the listing for the full breakdown.

It's certainly an eye-catching piece though, amazing that something like this was in production around 50 years ago. £78.15 is the current price.

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Categories / Design and Interiors

Vitra’s George Nelson Natural Sunburst Clock now available in oak


It's a midcentury classic – and now the George Nelson Natural Sunburst Clock has been reissued by Vitra in oak.

It's a shape that screams the midcentury era, this particular example being produced as far back as 1949, but more commonly associated with the 1950s. This reissue is true to the original, with those shooting arms and white contrast face. Only this time, those arms are in oak to keep things lighter.

Sized around 470mm, you can pick one up for £208.

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Categories / Design and Interiors, Film and TV

Tony Duquette lighting range at Remains


If you're not familiar with the work of Tony Duquette, he was a Hollywood artist and designer who worked from the 1940s up until the 1990s. Remains Lighting are now producing a range based on his original designs. 

The designs are big on the Hollywood glitz and glamour so perhaps aren't suitable for those with a more minimalistic taste. The Golden Sunburst scone pictured takes inspiration from a motif in a curtain that he designed for the L.A. Music Center in 1964 and is typically ornate. 

Made from hand-polished metal, the prices seem to be aimed at Hollywood stars as, for this design, they range from $2275 for a gloss white finish to $2795 for an antique brass model. Want to see it in the flesh? Although the company is based in New York, you can find details of their London showroom on their website. 

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