Design by George Nelson, 1947.
The name Propeller aptly describes the "movement" in the lines of the supporting steel structure of this pendant light from George Nelson's acclaimed Bubble Lamp series. Soft white polymer over steel framing.
The collection was originally designed in 1947 and produced through the late 1970's and remains one of the most defining lighting collections in mid-century modern design, it boasts lasting appeal and quality construction.
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)
Beautiful but smelly, would not buy again
By: T.S., Homeowner (western mass)
It looks beautiful, but off-gasses for a long time. Have had the light installed for one year, and it still smells like a vinyl shower curtain. Not recommended for anyone concerned with interior air quality!
By: Alfonso L., Designer (WOODSIDE NY 11377)
PROPELLER LAMP WAS VERY GOOD, AND SO BRIGHT... GOOD DESIGN AND ALSO GOOD COLOR!!! I LIKE THEM SO MUCH
Love this amazing piece of light sculpture
Once I pulled the George Nelson propeller lamp out of the box, my wife and I knew it was going to be special. We like the whole bubble lamp series, but the propeller one interested us the most. Lit up, it fills the room with a soft, diffuse, beautiful light and takes on an entirely new dimension.
Modern, yet evergreen look
By: KT, Homeowner (Los Angeles, CA)
My wife was the one who chose this lamp, but after installation, I'm impressed. It adds character to our dining room, giving is a modern, yet evergreen look!
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