Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Estate - Arthur Umanoff Clock

Found the yellow plastic at my old biddy shop. Always pass on Oblique which I regard as commonly found copy of Hellerware but I liked the bright yellow and I thought the shapes were unusual enough. The four small yellow bowls are Heller designed by Massimo Vignelli, these are actually made in Italy (hah, thought I remembered these being first issue) "This ubiquitous melamine dinnerware, designed to be stackable in a compact way, originally was manufactured in Italy and won our first Compassa d'Oro Award for Good Design in 1964."

GoodW found the D. Burrow "Monet" mug by The Museum Company.

At my Fave thrift only found the Bodum glass (can't resist them) but when I was walking out I noticed hidden in a corner a huge 1976 oak wall clock by Howard Miller (son of Herman Miller the modern American furniture manufacturer based in Zeeland Michigan) It's a design that both repulsed & attracted me (like old men with money.) The clock was spendy for me (it's safe to call me cheap) so I went home but the folks on ThriftBreak encouraged me to return and buy the 16.5lbs solid oak behemoth. How this will hang from the wall without bringing it down I don't know but you better find a stud! My thanks to Straylight42 for the Arthur Umanoff ID on the clock! Now to sell the sucker...

Pendulum still taped to back

Image courtesy of Straylight42


  1. Wow, what a find. Are you going to list it in your Etsy shop? FYI, that ad is from my hometown of Madison, WI. The shop was on the west side of town just 5 minutes from my parents' house. Seeing the "Wes Zulty Sports" on there just gave me a major flashback!

    1. Hah, funny. Did wonder where the ad was from...I don't know what to do yet. It's 16.5lbs! How do you ship a fragile clock? UPS?