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Apple Lamp

By George Nelson, from George Nelson Bubble Lamps
$329.00
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  • Made in USA

Design by George Nelson, 1947.
Handcrafted in Michigan, U.S.A. by Modernica.

Without question, the George Nelson Bubble Lamp Apple Pendant is a tried-and-true standard of the modern vocabulary. George Nelson designed the first lamps in 1947. These lamps, with their simple sculptural shapes, are constructed of an innovative taut plastic that coats a steel wire-frame. Nelson's unique design and ingenious use of materials prove to eliminate glare and provide an abundant, yet diffused light. A quality which alone is unique to this material.

From the forming of the wire-frame, to the spraying of the vinyl form, one-by-one, each Bubble Lamp is constructed to last decades and each Bubble Lamp is built to George Nelson's original specifications. These famous lamps are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Steel frame with polymer covering. Brushed nickel canopy. Each pendant comes with 6 feet of wire that can be field shortened.

Dimensions
  • Overall: 14"H X 21"Dia
  • Ceiling Plate: 5.25"Dia
Material(s)
Plastic, Steel, Polymer
Lamp Type
INCANDESCENT
Bulbs
1 X 150W 120V E26 medium base A21 incandescent lamp (not included)
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UL
Manufacturer Specifications
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Item Number
BUB-APPLE

Design by George Nelson, 1947.
Handcrafted in Michigan, U.S.A. by Modernica.

Without question, the George Nelson Bubble Lamp Apple Pendant is a tried-and-true standard of the modern vocabulary. George Nelson designed the first lamps in 1947. These lamps, with their simple sculptural shapes, are constructed of an innovative taut plastic that coats a steel wire-frame. Nelson's unique design and ingenious use of materials prove to eliminate glare and provide an abundant, yet diffused light. A quality which alone is unique to this material.

From the forming of the wire-frame, to the spraying of the vinyl form, one-by-one, each Bubble Lamp is constructed to last decades and each Bubble Lamp is built to George Nelson's original specifications. These famous lamps are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Steel frame with polymer covering. Brushed nickel canopy. Each pendant comes with 6 feet of wire that can be field shortened.

George Nelson Bubble Lamps

A mid-century classic, the Bubble Lamp was first designed by George Nelson in 1947 and was produced by Howard Miller starting in the early 1950s and ending in 1979. Our supplier has reissued the Nelson Bubble Lamps to the original specifications, using the original Howard Miller tooling. These famous lamps are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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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."

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 anti-human." 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.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from As expected, this classic Nelson Bubble Lamp looks amazing in our hallway. Exceptional customer service from YLighting an added bonus! We already knew that this Nelson Bubble lamp would suit our home. We were not disappointed. It is everything we hoped and more. YLighting's customer service is exceptional. Quick, fast and efficient transaction. Well packaged, quality product delivered on-time. Straight forward installation. No quibble price match guarantee. We cannot speak more highly of YLighting !
Date published: 2012-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As expected, this classic Nelson Bubble Lamp looks amazing in our hallway. Exceptional customer service from YLighting an added bonus! We already knew that this Nelson Bubble lamp would suit our home. We were not disappointed. It is everything we hoped and more. YLighting's customer service is exceptional. Quick, fast and efficient transaction. Well packaged, quality product delivered on-time. Straight forward installation. No quibble price match guarantee. We cannot speak more highly of YLighting !
Date published: 2012-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i an extremely happy with my choice of the george nelson apple lamp. my apple lamp was installed today and i am enjoying using the dimmer even when not in the kitchen. looks great when eating at the table or while seeing it from the family room. it is fun and can't wait to show the family. size was perfect for my 48 inch round table . (larger table any shape could carry this fixture) very pleased, so thank you. elizabeth wachter
Date published: 2010-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous ! Loved it! The apple shape is both elegant and fun. The quality of the lamp is great, the lamps (we ordered a few) arrived quickly and were very well packed. Loved the lamps and loved the whole process of ordering from YLighting- easy and professional. Thank you!
Date published: 2008-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product will be enjoyed for years to come! We are very happy with our recent Nelson lamp purchase. The quality/craftsmanship is exactly what we expected. The company was very professional and item received in a timely manner. This product will be in our home for years to come. Thank you!
Date published: 2013-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love our new nelson pendant light! Excellent service - our light arrived within days (much earlier than expected). I called to ask a few questions about the product before ordering - I received prompt and extremely helpful information. I was impressed with the service.
Date published: 2012-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Perfect. Our light is hung in an entryway that has just been built and it is just perfect. We have it on a dimmer and it looks great off, with low light or turned up all the way. That's rare in my experience. It makes the room.
Date published: 2010-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great light, affordable item big design impact Classic Nelson Bubble lamps are all fantastic fixtures which work well with a variety of styles. We're really happy with the Apple Lamp.
Date published: 2014-07-14
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Apple Lamp is rated 4.5714 out of 5 by 14.
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Is the Nelson Bubble Apple Lamp in stock and ready to ship asap?

Asked by: klantuch
Hi there, and thanks for your interest in this design! We do not currently have these apple pendants available at our own warehouse, meaning that we would ship from the warehouse of the manufacturer directly. While these units do tend to be in stock with them, the best thing to do to ensure stock would be to call in at the time of order. That way our sales staff can call the manufacturer directly and get a live ETA so that you can plan your project accordingly. To discuss this fixture in greater depth, or to follow up with anything else, feel free to give us a call anytime at 866.842.6209 and we are more than happy to go over some options with you. Thanks for reaching out to us, and we hope to hear from you! Parin YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Parin
Date published: 2015-05-07

I have an apple table lamp any way to identify when manufactured? It has 3 prongs as feetĀ 

Asked by: Billister
While we do not currently carry your same Apple Table Lamp, the manufacturer Modernica is producing three very similar table lamps at this time with three long tripod feet in a ball, cigar, and pear shape. That said, the "apple" shape was probably an earlier version of this same design. The George Nelson bubble line that first was conceptualized in 1947 has been a staple in contemporary lighting for decades. Being at the forefront of rediscovering and relaunching out-of-production pieces, Modernica still uses the same methods and materials to handcraft each lamp that were used in 1952. Depending on how long this lamp has been in your procession, our guess is that you really have a special, timeless piece! Parin YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Parin
Date published: 2015-02-24
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