Miller Clock

32"W x 32"L x 2"H

Reconstituted Macassar Ebony, Maple, Karelian Birch, Copper


George Nelson and Associates created the Sunflower Clock 2261, also called the Honeycomb Clock, for Howard Miller in 1958. It was available in 3 different colors and was among the largest clocks by George Nelson and Associates. The Miller Clock is a collaboration between my father, Marshall Coalter, and I to reproduce a George Nelson Sunflower Clock with our own flare. We used reconstituted Macassar Ebony and Maple veneer for the curved forms, and Karelian Birch for the clock face. There are 44 bent components that make up the over form of the clock. We used copper to cap the bent components and join them together. The clock is suspended 1/4" away from the wall where is hangs, creating a shadow effect as light drapes over the clock body.