Design by George Nelson, 1947.
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.
Lamp Type: INCANDESCENT
Bulbs: 1 X 150W 120V E26 medium base A21 incandescent lamp (not included)
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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.See other lights/products from George Nelson
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. The 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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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.
By:LADesigner , Designer (Los Angeles, CA)
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.
By:Kim G. , Homeowner (Bloomington, MN)
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