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Modern Clocks You’ll Take the Time to Admire

These modern clocks are quirky, well designed, and are guaranteed to make you stop and take the time to admire them. Mid Century Modern classics by George Nelson, new and playful designs from Alessi, and more, we’ve rounded up the most fetching modern clocks for your walls.

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Eye Clock By George Nelson, from Vitra

Originally designed by George Nelson in 1948, the Eye Clock remains extraordinary in it’s quality and is an exact rendition of the Nelson original. An investment in style, you’ll quickly see that this modern clock is definite conversation piece.

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FC16 – Blow Up Wall Clock By Fratelli Campana, from Alessi

A contemporary timepiece, the FC16 – Blow Up Wall Clock is a poetic take on modern clocks. Designed by Fratelli Campana, this clock is composed of steel rods in disarray.

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05 G Walter Wayle II Wall Clock By Philippe Starck, from Alessi

Your walls will have a wayle of a time with the 05 G Walter Wayle II Wall Clock By Philippe Starck, from Alessi. Part of the MoMA Design collection, its abstract design gives it a scluptural quality that hints at the flippers of a blue whale.

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Triangle Clock By George Nelson, from Vitra

A newer George Nelson design, the Triangle Clock is a re-released edition of a historical model. Its clean geometric design is finished in a sleek black with pops of bright yellow and white, giving it a graphic look that will pop off your walls.

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Time is Money Clock

Abstract and modern, the Time is Money Clock is made from recycled Japanese Yen, cleverly playing on the old saying, “time is money.” This juxtaposition is a great conversation piece that’s as ecoconscious as it is philosophical.

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Flock of Butterflies Clock By George Nelson, from Vitra

The Flock of Butterflies Clock is a 1955 George Nelson design. The face is made from varnished sheet aluminum, which conveys movement and radiates an aesthetic energy.

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Altdeutsche Clock By Studio Job, from Moooi

A bright and quirky redesign of a neo-Gothic grandfather clock, the Altdeutsche Clock from Moooi is full of whimsy and fun.

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Time Maze Wall Clock from Alessi

Get lost in the Time Maze Wall Clock from Alessi. Its bold, red, jagged line takes an architectural design endlessly keeps track of time.

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Maritime Table Clock from IC Design Group

Go back in time with the retro appeal of the Maritime Table Clock from IC Design Group. A classic table time piece, this modern clock was originally designs in 1956 Angelo Mangiarotti.

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Parawin Adisayathepkul

Parawin Adisayathepkul

Parawin is a Site Merchandiser at YLiving and a newcomer to the world of design and home furnishings. With an irregular background in chemistry, management, eCommerce and living in Thailand and Canada, he is back in the United States and sure to bring a new perspective to the Y. When not looking for great places to eat, he spends his time planning where to travel, gaming, and reading fantasy novels.

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