Design by George Nelson, 1947.
The Bubble Lamp range from designer George Nelson was originally designed in 1947 and produced through the late 1970's. This inventive collection of lights features 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 Pear Lamp's diffuser features a rounded middle with symmetrical tapered top and bottom. The fixture is highlighted by an internal steel structure which follows its curvaceous silhouette. Offered in two sizes. 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.
Made in the U.S.A.
Material(s): Polymer, steel
Bulbs: 1 X 150W medium incandescent bulb (not included)
Such elegant, clean design - works perfectly hanging in a large window.
By: Maren V., Designer (Santa Monica, CA)
It looks like sculpture when balanced with 2 other Nelson pendant lights in different shapes hanging at various lengths. Functions beautifully in high ceiling kitchen area with lots of glass.
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
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