Nelson's 1949 design has become so iconic that if we were playing Industrial Design Pictionary, and you had to make your partner say "Herman Miller clock," this is what you'd draw.
But there is another, even more striking design from sixteen years earlier that doesn't seem to get the same love. In fact, I don't even recall even seeing this in History of Industrial Design 101. ID'er Gilbert Rohde—one of the IDSA's co-founders—designed this beaut' in 1933:
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