4083A Clock, 1933
This is a Clock. It was designed by Gilbert Rohde. It is dated 1933 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is glass, chrome-plated metal, enameled metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
First displayed at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair, this electric clock was designed, according to Rohde, to personify simplicity. He streamlined the form, reducing it to its essential parts, removing even the numbers in favor of small spheres to echo the clock’s overall geometric aesthetic. The blue mirror-glass face is its primary decorative aspect, giving this clock an overall machine-like appearance.
This object was
George R. Kravis II.
It is credited
Gift of George R. Kravis II.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 16.5 × 15.2 × 7.6 cm (6 1/2 in. × 6 in. × 3 in.)
Cite this object as
4083A Clock, 1933; Designed by Gilbert Rohde (American, 1894–1944); glass, chrome-plated metal, enameled metal; H x W x D: 16.5 × 15.2 × 7.6 cm (6 1/2 in. × 6 in. × 3 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2015-5-3