Design by George Nelson, 1947.
The Cigar Sconce with tall diffuser includes a 2" thick walnut wall mount, a brushed nickel arm that extends approximately 20" and an adjustable plug-in 12-ft. cord with counterweight. Plug-in cord, on/off switch located on the socket.
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. Reissued by Modernica to the designer's original specs.
Made in the U.S.A.
Material(s): Polymer, steel
Dimensions: 10.5" Dia X 14" H
Bulbs: 1 X 150W medium incandescent bulb (not included)
i couldn't be happier!
By: Cathy N., Homeowner (santa cruz ca usa)
this product is outstanding in looks as well as quality and function. the look is clean and classy and addapts well with mid century,modern, or asian influence decor. the quality is top notch. the function is wonderful with excellent light dispersement and the swing arm to place the lighting just where needed. not cheap but well valued.
Great looking wall sconce
By: M.G., Homeowner (NYC)
Perfect mid-century modern wall sconce. Great light, easy adjustment.
By: Thomas G., Homeowner (Seattle)
Perfectly and safely packed and nicely shipped.
By: Sue L., Homeowner (Ventura, CA)
Got the sconces to free up bedroom nightstand space and provide good reading lights. I own several other Nelson Bubble lamps and they are truly classical. They provide excellent light, are cleanable and never seem to go out of style. This was my first order from YLiving...it went smoothly and shipment was prompt.
By: ModernChan, Homeowner (NJ)
This thing is so beautiful and built sturdy...gonna have to write down who gets these when I leave the planet. :p
It is beautiful and functional
By: Anne R., Homeowner (SArasota, Fl)
Again,it is beautiful and functional. I love having it in my room. I probably will order another - either that style of another.
Great retro light
By: Mark H., Homeowner (Seattle Washington)
I needed a light for a sitting area in my mid-century home. This lamp was perfect. Looks great, installs easily. Excellent service as always from YLiving.
Versatile and great looking.
By: Joel P., Homeowner (Miami, Florida)
I have a fascination for Nelson Bubble Lamps. This one is not an exception. The lamp is very well made. It has presence, style and character. For the price, there's no other alternative available. Craftsmanship is perfect and the combination of materials is what sets it apart. I love this lamp.
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