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Saucer - Criss Cross Lamp

By George Nelson, from George Nelson Bubble Lamps
$299.00
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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.

Dimensions
  • Small: 17.5" D X 7.5" H
  • Medium: 25" D X 9.5" H
  • Ceiling Plate: 5.25" Dia
Material(s)
Polymer, steel
Lamp Type
INCANDESCENT
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)
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UL
Notes
Made in the U.S.A.
Item Number
BUB-SAUCER-CC
Model(s)
SAUCER-CC

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.

George Nelson Bubble Lamps
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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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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Date published: 2008-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elegant and cool at the same time This is our second purchase of the Nelson Criss Cross; our first stayed in a home we just sold. It has always been the perfect balance of design and everyday, formal and casual, hip and classic. My only caution for this particular version of the Nelson bubble lamps is that we found it overwhelmed by the room in our new home, even though the room itself is approximately the same size as the previous one. Because of it's smaller size & fewer vertical lines it has a delicate quality & is overpowered by heavy elements. We'll have to order a larger one for our room and find a new spot for the criss cross...
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Date published: 2013-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful purchase! I have dreamed of owning this lamp for a couple of years now. We recently moved into our first home and we finally had the place for the Crisscross Bubble Lamp. It is beautiful when the light is off, but even more beautiful when it is lit up. We used a compact Fluorescent bulb because we wanted a really white light and it looks fantastic. We just put it up and cannot stop staring at it! Ylighting was very fast and the lamp came in perfect condition. We went to our local DWR and with tax and shipping the lamp was $397, so going through Ylighting was a tremendous savings.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and we love it! This pendant lamp has transformed our dining room. We went from a traditional chandelier ( pewter with 6 "candles") to the saucer criss cross lamp. We were concerned that it might take up too much space after the open look of the chandelier, but the opposite has happened, the size small has opened the above-table space of our dining room, and looks great with our Danish modern table and chairs and Stickley cupboard. Because it is relatively shallow, we were advised to use an appliance bulb in it, so that the light source would be somewhat recessed; that works well.
Date published: 2013-08-09
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HOW MUCH CORD COMES WITH THESE LIGHTS?

Asked by: RENEEk
Hello, and thanks for the question. The George Nelson Bubble Lamps come standard with 6 feet of cord. This cord can be cut to your desired length by your electrician. If you need more cord than that, we can order it for you! Simply call one of our seasoned sales people who can help you place an order. Please let us know if you have any further questions or need assistance with your product choices. Brian - YLiving Customer Support 866-842-6209
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Date published: 2015-07-06

Can you use LED lamps with this fixture?

Asked by: Ridgeview
You can use any lamp with an E26 base as long as you don't exceed the recommended wattage. If you have additional questions, we are happy to help! Brian, YLiving Customer Support 866-842-6209
Answered by: Brian CS
Date published: 2015-04-10
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