Design by George Nelson, 1947.
George Nelson's famous Bubble Lamps were originally designed in 1947 and were produced through the late 1970's. This inventive series features various dimensional shapes in soft white polymer over steel framing. One of the most defining lighting collections in mid-century modern design, it boasts lasting appeal and quality construction.
The spherical Bubble Ball Lamp from the series has been reissued by Modernica to its original specifications, using the original Howard Miller tooling. Part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Six feet of white cord is included in the assembly kit. Brushed Nickel ceiling plate. Offered in three sizes.
Material(s): Polymer, steel
Bulbs: 1 X 150W medium incandescent bulb (not included)
Mid-Century Bubble Lamp
By: Saffy, Homeowner (La Jolla, CA)
The medium bubble lamp looks great in our home!
Love this George Nelson Ball Lamp!!!
By: Suzanne C., Homeowner (Wenham, MA)
We bought this light for our entry way & it makes quite a statement. It gives off such a nice light & looks beautiful. Pricing on these lamps are pretty standard, but the free shipping YLighting offers is great. Very happy with this purchase.
By: Char, Homeowner (Seattle )
Bought the small ball lamp for our small den. It was easy to install and looks fantastic!
Designer: George Nelson
When writing about the course of his remarkable 50-year career, George Nelson described a series of creative "zaps" — moments of out-of-the-blue inspiration "when the solitary individual finds he is connected with a reality he never dreamed of."
Nelson said that for a designer to deal creatively with human needs, "he must first make a radical, conscious break with all values he identifies as antihuman." Designers also must constantly be aware of the consequences of their actions on people and society. In fact, he declared that "total design is nothing more or less than a process of relating everything to everything." So he said that rather than specializing, designers must cultivate a broad base of knowledge and understanding.
Nelson did so as few are able, and, with the help of well-timed zaps, he helped define modern, humane design.View other products by George Nelson
Manufacturer: George Nelson Bubble Lamps