Design by George Nelson, 1947.
Without question, the George Nelson Bubble Lamp Cigar - 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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Instructions: Click to download instructions.
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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We love purchasing our lighting upgrades at Y Lighting. In particular this Cigar Criss Cross Nelson Lamp is great. Other online sites had a hard time keeping this one in stock. The package came quickly and was packed extremely well. LOVE that they have modern lighting.
By:Travis R. , Homeowner (Minnetonka, MN)
I love these lights
I purchased this these lights to match the extra large criss cross lamp. They complete the look of my house perfectly, they are so organic by day and set a beautiful ambiance by night.
By:Michael D. , Homeowner
Beautiful look and easy installation. Cigar-shaped hanging fixture fits perfectly in our stairwell, and the criss-cross pattern is elegant. Saw the same lamp for considerably more at a lighting center.
Awesome. George Nelson say no more
Awesome. George Nelson say no more
Design classics for the ceiling.
They arrived quickly and look great. They are beautifully made and I plan on enjoying them for a long time to come. I bought a pair and it was not easy to hang them at the same height out of the box. I used a zip tie around the cord to set the height and all was well. For this price it should have a better height adjustment than a knot in the cord.
By:Kwnomade , Homeowner (Columbus OH)
Wonderful product, best in the lighting category!
We saw two small cigars hanging on each side of the bed on an episode of HGTV, so we decided to try the Medium Cigar Criss-Cross with the same set-up. We were not disappointed! The Criss-Cross has a certain elegance, and the lamps put out wonderful, glare-free light! Well packaged, well built lamps (exceeded our expectations) Wonderful Ccustomer service and quick delivery.
By:Paul M , Homeowner (Ludington, MI)
What a statement the George Nelsen Cris Cross pendants make - every one loves them!
By:Karla F. , Designer (El Paso, Texas)
I recently received my Nelson bubble lamp. As I expected, I absolutely love it. It looks great in my kitchen. I was looking for something to go with the modern decor in my kitchen. It also compliments the Nelson saucer lamp in my dining room. You can't go wrong with one of these lamps. They are unique, yet classic.
Superb product, delivered ontime.
Great customer service, efficient and accurate. The light I purchased is in fact more beautiful than the catalogue photograph suggests.
By:IBC , Homeowner (Providence, RI)
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