Design by George Nelson, 1947.
Made in the USA by Modernica.
George Nelson's famous Bubble Lamps were originally designed in 1947 and were produced through the late 1970's. Constructed of soft white polymer over steel framing, each white structure colors to a golden glow when illuminated. One of the most defining lighting collections in mid-century modern design, it boasts lasting appeal and quality construction.
The Lotus Pear Table Lamp features a brushed nickel stem and base with a pull switch located on the lamp holder. 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.
Material(s): Polymer, steel
Dimensions: 26.5" H x 12.75" Dia
Bulbs: 1 X 150W medium incandescent lamp (not included)
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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