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Modernist Movement

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Remember When: Urban Outfitters' vintage-style timepiece.  

The work of George Nelson—design chief at Herman Miller during the firm’s fifties Eames-era glory days—quickly landed in the modernist canon. In the retro-mod boom of recent years, a remarkable number of his light fixtures and furniture, and especially his colorful wall clocks, have been reissued, though at decidedly millennial prices. Until we’re ready to spend several hundred dollars on one of those cheery sunbursts, however, we’re quite happy to mark time with Urban Outfitters’ handsome knockoff ($34; see urbanoutfitters.com for store locations).


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