American modernist George Nelson started creating clocks for the Howard Miller Clock company with his associates in 1947. The Triangle Clock was originally released under the number 2225 in 1955. Nelson had many talented staff members working for him, including Irving Harper, Don Chadwick and John Pile who would produce designs under the Nelson name as was company policy. Whilst the vast majority of these clocks were designed by these 3 amongst others, the Triangle clock could well have been one of Nelson’s actual designs as no one has come forward claiming it.
The clever clock has been designed so you can choose if you want to have your triangle point up, or point down. While the Howard Miller clock company retired many of the clock designs in the 1980s, the iconic midcentury modern designs were picked up by Vitra. This particular model was re-released in 2014.