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Ball - Criss Cross Lamp

By George Nelson, from George Nelson Bubble Lamps
$299.00
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Design by George Nelson, 1947.
Handcrafted in Michigan, U.S.A. by Modernica.

Without question, the George Nelson Bubble Lamp Ball - Criss Cross 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.

Brushed nickel canopy. Each pendant comes with 6 feet of wire that can be field shortened. Available in two sizes.

Dimensions
  • Small: 12"H X 12.75"D
  • Medium: 15.5"H x 19"D
  • Ceiling Plate: 5.25"D
Material(s)
Plastic, Steel
Lamp Type
INCANDESCENT
Bulbs
1 X 150W 120V E26 medium base A21 incandescent lamp (not included)
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Manufacturer Specifications
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Item Number
BUB-BALL-CC

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

Without question, the George Nelson Bubble Lamp Ball - Criss Cross 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.

Brushed nickel canopy. Each pendant comes with 6 feet of wire that can be field shortened. Available in two sizes.

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 4 out of 5 by from The George Nelson Classic Criss Cross Pendant perfectly solved my lighting needs. Love this light. Hung it over a breakfast table in an occasionally shadowy nook of the kitchen and found it beautifully illuminated the room without calling too much attention to itself. Its lines are clean and modern -- but the space was a traditional Spanish Mediterranean -- and yet they worked well together. An excellent purchase -- reasonably priced.
Date published: 2012-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this beautiful light! This classic Nelson ball is the perfect finish to our new, modern/mid-century bathroom. I love the interest the criss-cross adds and the soft, yet sufficient light it provides. The light arrived in a timely fashion, packed well, and in perfect condition. This is our second Nelson and it is well loved and treasured as is our saucer.
Date published: 2014-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from classic criss cross lamp I ordered both the criss cross saucer and the criss cross ball to use in two different, but adjacent areas in our home. I love the criss cross design, it adds a unique interest to the lamp. These lamps give off a great white light, that will enhance any room. I am so pleased with the product and the look.
Date published: 2013-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lighting fixture is very nice The criss cross lamp arrived on time and I am happy with its appearance. It seems made very well, it give off a nice light- I put it on a dimmer- and it makes a statement in the room while blending in with the rest of my decor. I am happy. I wish it came in other hues! :)
Date published: 2014-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect mid century modern look with function and style. This light fixture is so well designed with a perfect balance of form and function. The style is classic for mid century modern and has a nice elegance. Tasteful, bright light and easy to install. Love it!!!
Date published: 2014-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from an iconic classic My mantra is "live small & live really well". This lamp embodies that mantra. I am very confident that this carefully chosen fixture will last, not only in my home, but with my sense of style for decades!
Date published: 2015-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sleek, clean design. Great light for the price. Had the Glo Ball in my last home which is fabulous but more expensive. Easy to change bulb and not an obscure bulb to find. Only drawback is the white plastic cord.
Date published: 2013-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product- elegant, timeless design. YLighting is a great company to work with. Great web site, efficient sales and delivery process.. Good specials occasionally! My Go-To lighting site for over 10 years.
Date published: 2014-04-11
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