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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 disk-shaped Saucer 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 Medium.
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The original Bubble Lamp was inspired by a self webbing material used to moth-ball ships in mid-20th century New York. Nelson thought the material would be a perfect fit for lighting, and quickly produced the first prototype by adding the material to a steel frame. One of the many unmistakable descendants of that first lamp, the Saucer Lamp is produced with its original Nelson specifications. Offers abundant, even light. Manufactured domestically.
Made in the U.S.A.
Material(s): Polymer, steel
Medium: 1 X 150W medium incandescent bulb (not included)
Large: 1 X 150W medium incandescent bulb (not included)
By: David G., Homeowner (Manchester, NH)
We bought the George Nelson saucer light in an " open box." The light was perfect and it looks great above our dining room table!
By: J.D., Homeowner (Metuchen, NJ)
It was an open box purchase in perfect condition. Thanks
Excellent quality, and even though it was an "open box" purchase, the condition is perfect.
By: Wenden B., Homeowner (Los Angeles)
I purchased the mid-sized Nelson saucer lamp because I've been remodeling my house and had been planning on buying one. When I saw the open box sale on the size I was looking for, I jumped on it, and am completely satisfied with the purchase. The condition was perfect, and the lamp has excellent quality of workmanship. I have also bought furnishings from YLiving and have been completely satisfied with all those purchases as well. I will definitely buy from YLiving again.
Gorgeous light in perfect condition at an affordable price
By: Meera S., Homeowner (San Mateo, CA)
I have been wanting the Nelson Saucer for a long long time and YLighting had the best price and free shipping. When I got the email about closeouts/open box clearance, I jumped on the Nelson saucer open box. The light arrived quickly and was in perfect condition. It included all the components. I am absolutely thrilled with my purchase!
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