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Design by George Nelson, 1947. By Modernica.  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... Read More
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Design by George Nelson, 1947.
By Modernica.

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 Criss Cross Saucer Lamp has an internal steel structure with criss cross pattern. 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.

Notes:

Made in the U.S.A.

Specifications

Material(s): Polymer, steel

Dimensions:

  • Small: 17.5" D X 7.5" H
  • Medium: 25" D X 9.5" H
  • Ceiling Plate: 5.25" Dia

Bulbs: Small: 1 X 60W 120V E26 medium base A21 incandescent lamp (not included) Medium: 1 X 150W 120V E26 medium base A21 incandescent lamp (not included)

Models

SAUCER-CC

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size and light for the dining area This is my first time purchasing a product from YLiving and overall I am quite satisfied. Compared to another online store, the price is better and Yliving offers free shipping on top of no tax so I feel like I saved a lot of $$. I was concerned whether the small size would fit in my dining area but when it arrived and opened the box, it was perfect. I have about 8 x 8 dining area that is connected from kitchen and open to rest of the living room. Install was fairly easy and the lamp gives out perfect amount of light and ambience for the area. It looks modern, sleek yet modest enough so keeps nice balance with rest of my furnitures in the area.
Date published: 2013-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great fit! Picked this saucer lamp to light up the master bedroom. This lamp does well providing wide light without using a lot of height. I used a soft white light to accentuate the lines. It gives off a very moody light. Finally I converted the pendant lamp to plug in by ordering extra cord from modernica and a plug from home depot. Was not hard to rewire once I figured out how to loosen the socket. Wished it came with this option. Very happy with the product and service from yliving!
Date published: 2012-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent choice for our dining area We were looking for a light fixture for our dining area for a very long time, and finally decided on George Nelson criss-cross saucer. It fits our MCM decor perfectly and it compliments the other George Nelson items we have throughout the house. Plus, the fixture is very light-weight, which was important for us (due to certain ceiling limitations); yet it doesn't look cheap, and guests comment on it all the time.
Date published: 2011-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful addition to any space, the Saucer Criss Cross Lamp is a classic. The Criss Cross adds a bit of geometric interest to the mid-century iconic Nelson bubble lamp. Proportions are perfect for over a dining table, and the quality of light filtered through the material stretched over the frame is soft, warm and inviting. Subtle and versatile, this lamp can enhance a variety of types of spaces, from contemporary to transitional to traditional. I'd give it more stars if I could.
Date published: 2011-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Nelson lamp! Although this lamp is very delicate, the beauty it brings to a room is just wonderful. The distinct illumination you get from this pendant is like no other. We added a dimmer, so it enables us to change the lighting based on the mood we want to bring to the room. We are thinking about getting another Nelson lamp for our bedroom because we like it so much!
Date published: 2012-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless classic Such a classic! I've always loved this timeless piece. It's modern yet warm, and it goes with any room. I bought it for our guest bedroom, where it looks very classy. I'm thinking about moving it to our dining room at some point... but for now, I'm enjoying the current setup. The quality is great and definitely worth the price.
Date published: 2013-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic fixture We bought this bubble lamp to hang in our daughters' nursery. The small size fixture only takes a 60-watt bulb so if you have a room w/o much natural light, this is probably better as an accent light vs. the main light source. Either way, looks great w/ mid-century decor and really changes the feel of the room.
Date published: 2013-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple, Elegant, Beautiful. A timeless classic. We just love the look of this lamp over our dining room table. It also give off just the right amount light without being too bright. It has a timeless design that would add beauty to any room. I highly recommend this product. I want one for every room of the house!
Date published: 2012-12-10
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George Nelson Saucer - Criss Cross Lamp is rated 4.7895 out of 5 by 19.
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George Nelson Saucer - Criss Cross Lamp is rated 4.7895 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size and light for the dining area This is my first time purchasing a product from YLiving and overall I am quite satisfied. Compared to another online store, the price is better and Yliving offers free shipping on top of no tax so I feel like I saved a lot of $$. I was concerned whether the small size would fit in my dining area but when it arrived and opened the box, it was perfect. I have about 8 x 8 dining area that is connected from kitchen and open to rest of the living room. Install was fairly easy and the lamp gives out perfect amount of light and ambience for the area. It looks modern, sleek yet modest enough so keeps nice balance with rest of my furnitures in the area.
Date published: 2013-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great fit! Picked this saucer lamp to light up the master bedroom. This lamp does well providing wide light without using a lot of height. I used a soft white light to accentuate the lines. It gives off a very moody light. Finally I converted the pendant lamp to plug in by ordering extra cord from modernica and a plug from home depot. Was not hard to rewire once I figured out how to loosen the socket. Wished it came with this option. Very happy with the product and service from yliving!
Date published: 2012-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent choice for our dining area We were looking for a light fixture for our dining area for a very long time, and finally decided on George Nelson criss-cross saucer. It fits our MCM decor perfectly and it compliments the other George Nelson items we have throughout the house. Plus, the fixture is very light-weight, which was important for us (due to certain ceiling limitations); yet it doesn't look cheap, and guests comment on it all the time.
Date published: 2011-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful addition to any space, the Saucer Criss Cross Lamp is a classic. The Criss Cross adds a bit of geometric interest to the mid-century iconic Nelson bubble lamp. Proportions are perfect for over a dining table, and the quality of light filtered through the material stretched over the frame is soft, warm and inviting. Subtle and versatile, this lamp can enhance a variety of types of spaces, from contemporary to transitional to traditional. I'd give it more stars if I could.
Date published: 2011-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Nelson lamp! Although this lamp is very delicate, the beauty it brings to a room is just wonderful. The distinct illumination you get from this pendant is like no other. We added a dimmer, so it enables us to change the lighting based on the mood we want to bring to the room. We are thinking about getting another Nelson lamp for our bedroom because we like it so much!
Date published: 2012-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless classic Such a classic! I've always loved this timeless piece. It's modern yet warm, and it goes with any room. I bought it for our guest bedroom, where it looks very classy. I'm thinking about moving it to our dining room at some point... but for now, I'm enjoying the current setup. The quality is great and definitely worth the price.
Date published: 2013-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic fixture We bought this bubble lamp to hang in our daughters' nursery. The small size fixture only takes a 60-watt bulb so if you have a room w/o much natural light, this is probably better as an accent light vs. the main light source. Either way, looks great w/ mid-century decor and really changes the feel of the room.
Date published: 2013-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple, Elegant, Beautiful. A timeless classic. We just love the look of this lamp over our dining room table. It also give off just the right amount light without being too bright. It has a timeless design that would add beauty to any room. I highly recommend this product. I want one for every room of the house!
Date published: 2012-12-10
George Nelson

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."

An early zap came in the 1930s, when he was an architectural student in Rome. Before returning home, an idea struck him: He would travel Europe and interview leading modern architects, hoping to get the articles published in the U.S. He succeeded, and in the process introduced the U.S. design community to the European avant-garde. This set in motion a sequence of what he called "lucky" career breaks that were really the inevitable outcomes of his brilliance as a designer, teacher, and author.

The first break was being named an editor of Architectural Forum magazine. Working on a story there in 1942, he was looking at aerial photos of blighted cities when--zap!--he developed the concept of the downtown pedestrian mall, which was unveiled in the Saturday Evening Post.

Soon after, another zap led to the Storagewall, the first modular storage system and a forerunner of systems furniture. The Storagewall was showcased in a 1945 Life magazine article, causing a sensation in the furniture industry. Herman Miller founder D.J. DePree saw the article and was so impressed that he paid a visit to Nelson in New York and convinced him to be his director of design, which spurred Nelson to found his design firm, George Nelson & Associates. The warm personal and professional relationship between Nelson and DePree yielded a stunning range of products, from the playful Marshmallow Sofa to the first L-shaped desk, a precursor of today's workstation.

Nelson once wrote that Herman Miller "is not playing follow-the-leader." That's one reason why George Nelson & Associates worked with Herman Miller for over 25 years as they shepherded design into the modern era.

During this same period, George Nelson & Associates also created many landmark designs of products, showrooms, and exhibitions for a variety of companies and organizations.

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.

Awards/Recognition
Prix de Rome for architecture, 1932
Best Office of the Year, New York Times, 1953
Gold Medal, Art Directors Club of New York, 1953
Good Design Award, Museum of Modern Art, 1954
Trailblazer Award, National Home Furnishings League, 1954
Chairman, International Design Conference in Aspen, 1965, 1982
Scholar in Residence, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Design, 1984
Lifetime Achievement Award, American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1991
Permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Nelson did so as few are able, and, with the help of well-timed zaps, he helped define modern, humane design.

- from HermanMiller.com

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Mid-century classics designed by George Nelson. George Nelson Bubble Lamps are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Modernica produces the classic Bubble Lamps according to George Nelson's 1947 specifications using the original Howard Miller tooling.
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