Nelson Sunburst Clock


Designed by George Nelson, produced by Vitra



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Nelson Sunburst Clock

Nelson Sunburst Clock

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The Sunburst Clock (1949), with its sharp lines and striking form, is among the most iconic of the timepieces produced for George Nelson and Associates during the 1950s.
Nelson Sunburst Clock


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Care and Maintenance

With regular care and maintenance, your Herman Miller furniture will provide years of superior performance and satisfaction. To maintain the finish quality of your Herman Miller product, please follow the cleaning procedures provided below.

The instructions for the care and maintenance of Herman Miller products are provided to you as a service. No warranty is implied since results may vary.


Coated Metal 
Normal cleaning

Wash coated metal surfaces with a soft cloth soaked in detergent and warm water; rinse thoroughly and dry. Remove scuff marks with pre-softened paste wax, following the instructions on the label. After polishing, apply a pre-softened automotive paste wax to restore original sheen.

Do not use abrasive, acid, alcohol–based, or solvent–based cleaners; they may damage the paint finish.

Wood & Veneer 
Normal cleaning

Dust furniture with a slightly damp, soft, lint-free cloth. Wipe dry with a dry, soft cloth in the direction of the wood grain. Spills should be immediately wiped up with a damp cloth.

Once a month

Clean the surface with a soft cloth dampened with a quality cleaner formulated for wood furniture. Wipe the surface in the direction of the wood grain to remove dirt and fingerprints. Wipe dry with a clean, dry cloth.

Twice a year

Apply a good quality furniture polish with a soft cloth. 

Do not use aerosol-powered cleaners or polishes. Also, do not use polishes containing waxes or abrasives, or polishes that are oil based.

Minor repair of water rings, stains, and scratches

Rub the surface lightly in the direction of the wood grain using No. 000 steel wool. Apply a scratch-removing polish with a color and value that simulates the veneer. If the scratches are deep, consult a professional furniture refinisher.

Diameter 19"


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first wedding anniversary
Beautiful mid century design. Well built. Looks great on our wall.
June 5, 2020
2 months ago
I love this clock!
Item is exactly as pictured---and I have to say how impressed I am with it. Shipped and packaged perfectly--- You can tell the quality of a clock by it's movement---and for a quartz movement---it's SILENT! Usually you hear the click click click every second, but not this clock. Beautiful - if you love mid-century modern, and appreciate quality--you will not be disappointed. Highly recommended!
January 9, 2020
7 months ago
Real wood colorful artwork of good size and very functional.
I purchased this for my son who had been talking about this clock for a couple of years but could not purchase it until recently. He was gratefully surprised and thought it was so well made and sturdy. We hung the clock in the living room on the dominant wall as our 1st piece of mid century modern artwork. It keeps accurate time and looks so nice in the middle of the wall above the couch.
September 13, 2019
1 year ago
Love this clock!
June 14, 2019
Stunning Clock
Easily one of the most complemented items in the house. It's a joy to look at every day.
June 13, 2019
Beautiful product and great quality!
May 29, 2019
Love it!
A stunning piece of art that tells time.
January 6, 2019
over 2 years ago
Great Clock
Love it!!! Great quality and style- fits my mid century home perfectly. Keeping time accurately as well- quiet.
October 18, 2018
1 year ago
Like a piece of art
I'm using this clock as both a decorative and functional piece; it's like a piece of artwork. Easy to mount and very beautiful. Be very careful with the fragile hands and handle per the instructions.
June 9, 2018
over 2 years ago

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How are these clocks powered?
Kris J on Jul 2, 2019
Best Answer: The Nelson Sunburst Clock is powered by one AA battery.
What are the dimensions of this clock?
Shawn on Nov 23, 2018
Best Answer: The dimensions for the diameter of the Nelson Sunburst Clock are 19".