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Item #: BUB-CIGAR

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

Without question, the George Nelson Bubble Lamp Cigar 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.

Dimensions:

  • Small: 13.8"H x 10"Dia
  • Medium: 21"H x 11.5"Dia
  • Large: 33"H x 14"Dia
  • Ceiling Plate: 5.25"Dia

Lamp Type: INCANDESCENT

Bulbs: 1 X 150W 120V E26 medium base A21 incandescent lamp (not included)

Listing: UL

Manufacturer Specifications: Click to download specifications.

Instructions: Click to download instructions.

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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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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Rated 5 out of 5 by from So so nice! My designer bought this for me. She said she bought it at YLighting, but either way I wanted to just share the beauty of this fixture. It's totally transformed my entrance way. And I really like that it takes a singe incandescent bulb. I put it on a dimmer. The light from one bulb really fills the entire space. I thought I might need another spot light installed up the stairs, but I don't. This fixture is perfect - buy it!)
Date published: 2011-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Mid-Century Design The George Nelson lighting is absolutely perfect for our famous Mid-Century homes in Palm Springs. They also provide a lovely diffused light, look sophisticated in any setting and yet do not intrude. Dealing with YLighting associates was a pleasure and they were extremely helpful in guiding my selections. Their recommendations were right on! I am now the proud owner of 4 lamps and look forward to buying more.
Date published: 2011-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These lamps put out such great light! We built a house, and selected 3 pendants from Lowes for over the island. We were not happy with the brightness of the lamps, so we removed them and installed 3 small cigars. The difference is amazing! The island area is so bright compared to the original ones, and highlights our piece of granite on the island. We also installed a dimmer, so we can adjust to our mood. And what a classic design!
Date published: 2013-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One highly attractive light Excellent quality in construction and light. I highly recommend this design for anyone looking for a simple and modern look to add to their modernish environment. I've been working on converting my condo to a rental and wanted to keep it fairly minimalistic yet stylish so that renters can add their own flare to the space. This light is perfect for this.
Date published: 2012-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The shipping took a week longer than estimated. Other than that, the product arrived as promised. The shipping took a week longer than estimated. Other than that, the product arrived as promised. Sometimes it is hard to tell the true color of something when you see it on a screen. I did not realize the pendant lamp purchased was white white, I thought it was an off white as that's how it looked on the screen. Nonetheless, I'm happy with it.
Date published: 2011-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple yet stunning My husband and I added 3 cigar pendants over the island in our kitchen remodel. The choice was so difficult because I love all the artistic choices on the market. I decided since our home is mcm, the cigar pendants were the right choice. Couldn't have made a better choice. Ylighting shipped quickly. No surprises, and that's a plus.
Date published: 2014-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular The Cigar Lamp was easy to order and arrived on time. We had it up and in place quickly. It's timeless look gave our foyer a much needed facelift. I would tell others to purchase this lamp. It's just beautiful and the light that it emits is more than perfect. Thank you for a product that will be well used and taken care of. Jim. W
Date published: 2011-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular The Cigar Lamp was easy to order and arrived on time. We had it up and in place quickly. It's timeless look gave our foyer a much needed facelift. I would tell others to purchase this lamp. It's just beautiful and the light that it emits is more than perfect. Thank you for a product that will be well used and taken care of. Jim. W
Date published: 2011-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a classic that I will always love. I purchased two of the medium cigar nelson bubble lamps to use them as bedside lamps. They have such a clean line to them and take a bright enough bulb to read by. The simplicity allows the artwork to be framed. Working with Ylighting was seamless the lamps came in perfect condition in record time. I could not be happier
Date published: 2010-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cigar Lamp We buy a larger volume of these fixtures than the normal person. We also buy the Saucer Lamp. The Cigar Lamp is always a decortive element & used mainly as accent as it will not give off a lot of light. It has a nice warm glow & is an off white color. Comes w/ a stainless ceiling shroud. Easy to hardwire. Very durable.
Date published: 2010-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nelson Cagar "Bubble Lamp" Looked for this product on line and came across Ylighting and they offered me a "to the trade" discount. The lamp arrived in perfect condition and was here in 3 days. I would highly recommend this product and Ylighting. They offered excellent customer service and answered all of my questions promptly and courteously.
Date published: 2008-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! You can't go wrong with the Nelson cigar light in your mid-century modern home! We used the medium size as our dining room light. The simplicity of design is such a perfect statement. Y Lighting delivered promptly, completely undamaged, and was incredibly easy to work with. I highly recommend them and this light!
Date published: 2009-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular design and beautiful aesthetic! We purchased the large Cigar Lamp for our entryway to replace a hideous brass and glass chandelier original to our home. The Nelson Cigar Lamp is an ideal fit for the space and our house in general. It provides ample light and looks great doing it. We could not be more pleased with the purchase from YLighting.
Date published: 2008-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gives awesome light to our island! We purchased three small cigars to replace three pendants over our island that came from a big box store, as they just did not give us enough light. We are so happy with the results!! We used 75 watt bulbs on a dimmer switch, we now have a very bright island area. Only regret is waiting to buy them!
Date published: 2013-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely, as expected. Have always loved the bubble lamps, but was never "up & close and personal" with one until I received the Cigar lamp. I was very impressed with the lovely material and finish. While they look like simple lanterns, they are very sturdy & gorgeous pieces of art that are easy to install and classic.
Date published: 2011-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this cool modern shape. This is the second lamp we have purchased from Ylighting. They sent it out really quick and it came in perfect condition. The nelson pendant lamps are a great addition to any space that you want to give a modern warm feel. They have such a classic shape. We have several at our business too.
Date published: 2008-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from back to the future We ordered three cigar pendants for our kitchen remodel. These pendants are especially gorgeous in the evening, as they seem to glow. The cigar pendants are the perfect fit for our mcm home. Ylighting got the product to us quickly. The pendants were packed with care. We couldn't be happier.
Date published: 2013-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this lamp. Iconic and timeless. The George Nelson Cigar Lamp looks great in my foyer. The large size, which is quite long, fills the 2 story foyer perfectly. The lamp ships with 6' of cord but you can order extra cord for $3 a foot. YLighting customer service was great and the lamp arrived quickly and in good condition.
Date published: 2012-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic The Nelson Cigar Lamp is a classic. The size and shape fit easily into many decorating motifs and the stretch skin produces a pleasant glow when lit. This is my second Nelson lamp. Cleaning the shade should be done with a bit of caution, but it's a great lamp for the price.
Date published: 2008-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Elegance Well constructed classic Nelson lamp that thankfully takes both a 23W CFL and a 150 W incandescent. Extremely happy with the easily installed (even tho hard wired) triple bubble configuration. Arrived right on time with free delivery. Awesome service. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2014-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless In my opinion George Nelson can do no wrong. His lighting designs, especially, are superb. This one fills the space perfectly—a tight stairwell with high ceilings—and provides plenty of light. The look is interesting, but not trendy; modern, timeless. Love.
Date published: 2011-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from American Classic - Worth Every Penny This is the second bubble lamp I've bought. Hardwired and super easy to install. Stretch material over the frame is durable and substantial. Weight of the light is such that the hanging cord is taught. Mix different styles like I did for a mid-century collection.
Date published: 2008-02-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We love our Nelson Cigar pendant. The Nelson lights are classsics as with all his designs. The cigar pendant is sleek, slightly funky & understated.It looks super cool in our entry way. Not everyone who sees it notices it or recognizes it, but that's okay with us. We know its uniqueness & value!
Date published: 2010-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The lamp is beautiful. Great lamp for our new space. We sized it incorrectly and had to return the medium for the small, but the return process worked well. There was a little confusion as to whether to return it to the distributor or to ylighting, but that got worked out easily.
Date published: 2009-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sublime Design This light is a classic design....perfectly proportioned and a gorgeous shape. Pleasantly surprised by the sturdiness of its construction. It's a wonderful architectural element that has made my house more beautiful and already received LOTS of compliments!
Date published: 2010-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Beautiful classic bubble lamp. With all the fussy, trendy, or just plain weird modern light fixtures out there, the George Nelson Bubble lamps were an easy choice. The only problem was, which one to choose. That was solved by using the three lamp fixture.
Date published: 2012-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love our cigar lamps! After a long search for lights that would complement our midcentury modern home, that would provide ambient or task lighting, and that would work on a track, we were delighted to find these cigar lamps. They have transformed our dining room. We love them!
Date published: 2013-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This wonderful design helped fill an awkward space at a tall staircase landing beautifully. Our redesign of an old cape included refinishing a tall stairway with a bathroom extension covering a portion. We needed to infill some of the tall void above the stair landing with an attractive light and the George Nelson Cigar lamp worked great.
Date published: 2009-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Light, Transitional Style I'm using this light in the foyer, over a stairwell. It can be modern looking, retro- or mid century, and I think it is flexible enough to blend well with some traditional furniture pieces. It is a functional flexible light and it looks great!
Date published: 2011-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond Expectations Bought the large cigar to go over the stair case for my MCM home. Easy to install. Perfectly scaled and bright enough to light the entry stair, living room, and the even the backyard through the glass wall. Its exactly what I was looking for.
Date published: 2011-10-10
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Cigar Lamp is rated 4.748 out of 5 by 123.
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Cigar Lamp is rated 4.748 out of 5 by 123.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So so nice! My designer bought this for me. She said she bought it at YLighting, but either way I wanted to just share the beauty of this fixture. It's totally transformed my entrance way. And I really like that it takes a singe incandescent bulb. I put it on a dimmer. The light from one bulb really fills the entire space. I thought I might need another spot light installed up the stairs, but I don't. This fixture is perfect - buy it!)
Date published: 2011-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Mid-Century Design The George Nelson lighting is absolutely perfect for our famous Mid-Century homes in Palm Springs. They also provide a lovely diffused light, look sophisticated in any setting and yet do not intrude. Dealing with YLighting associates was a pleasure and they were extremely helpful in guiding my selections. Their recommendations were right on! I am now the proud owner of 4 lamps and look forward to buying more.
Date published: 2011-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These lamps put out such great light! We built a house, and selected 3 pendants from Lowes for over the island. We were not happy with the brightness of the lamps, so we removed them and installed 3 small cigars. The difference is amazing! The island area is so bright compared to the original ones, and highlights our piece of granite on the island. We also installed a dimmer, so we can adjust to our mood. And what a classic design!
Date published: 2013-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One highly attractive light Excellent quality in construction and light. I highly recommend this design for anyone looking for a simple and modern look to add to their modernish environment. I've been working on converting my condo to a rental and wanted to keep it fairly minimalistic yet stylish so that renters can add their own flare to the space. This light is perfect for this.
Date published: 2012-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The shipping took a week longer than estimated. Other than that, the product arrived as promised. The shipping took a week longer than estimated. Other than that, the product arrived as promised. Sometimes it is hard to tell the true color of something when you see it on a screen. I did not realize the pendant lamp purchased was white white, I thought it was an off white as that's how it looked on the screen. Nonetheless, I'm happy with it.
Date published: 2011-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple yet stunning My husband and I added 3 cigar pendants over the island in our kitchen remodel. The choice was so difficult because I love all the artistic choices on the market. I decided since our home is mcm, the cigar pendants were the right choice. Couldn't have made a better choice. Ylighting shipped quickly. No surprises, and that's a plus.
Date published: 2014-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular The Cigar Lamp was easy to order and arrived on time. We had it up and in place quickly. It's timeless look gave our foyer a much needed facelift. I would tell others to purchase this lamp. It's just beautiful and the light that it emits is more than perfect. Thank you for a product that will be well used and taken care of. Jim. W
Date published: 2011-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular The Cigar Lamp was easy to order and arrived on time. We had it up and in place quickly. It's timeless look gave our foyer a much needed facelift. I would tell others to purchase this lamp. It's just beautiful and the light that it emits is more than perfect. Thank you for a product that will be well used and taken care of. Jim. W
Date published: 2011-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a classic that I will always love. I purchased two of the medium cigar nelson bubble lamps to use them as bedside lamps. They have such a clean line to them and take a bright enough bulb to read by. The simplicity allows the artwork to be framed. Working with Ylighting was seamless the lamps came in perfect condition in record time. I could not be happier
Date published: 2010-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cigar Lamp We buy a larger volume of these fixtures than the normal person. We also buy the Saucer Lamp. The Cigar Lamp is always a decortive element & used mainly as accent as it will not give off a lot of light. It has a nice warm glow & is an off white color. Comes w/ a stainless ceiling shroud. Easy to hardwire. Very durable.
Date published: 2010-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nelson Cagar "Bubble Lamp" Looked for this product on line and came across Ylighting and they offered me a "to the trade" discount. The lamp arrived in perfect condition and was here in 3 days. I would highly recommend this product and Ylighting. They offered excellent customer service and answered all of my questions promptly and courteously.
Date published: 2008-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! You can't go wrong with the Nelson cigar light in your mid-century modern home! We used the medium size as our dining room light. The simplicity of design is such a perfect statement. Y Lighting delivered promptly, completely undamaged, and was incredibly easy to work with. I highly recommend them and this light!
Date published: 2009-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular design and beautiful aesthetic! We purchased the large Cigar Lamp for our entryway to replace a hideous brass and glass chandelier original to our home. The Nelson Cigar Lamp is an ideal fit for the space and our house in general. It provides ample light and looks great doing it. We could not be more pleased with the purchase from YLighting.
Date published: 2008-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gives awesome light to our island! We purchased three small cigars to replace three pendants over our island that came from a big box store, as they just did not give us enough light. We are so happy with the results!! We used 75 watt bulbs on a dimmer switch, we now have a very bright island area. Only regret is waiting to buy them!
Date published: 2013-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely, as expected. Have always loved the bubble lamps, but was never "up & close and personal" with one until I received the Cigar lamp. I was very impressed with the lovely material and finish. While they look like simple lanterns, they are very sturdy & gorgeous pieces of art that are easy to install and classic.
Date published: 2011-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this cool modern shape. This is the second lamp we have purchased from Ylighting. They sent it out really quick and it came in perfect condition. The nelson pendant lamps are a great addition to any space that you want to give a modern warm feel. They have such a classic shape. We have several at our business too.
Date published: 2008-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from back to the future We ordered three cigar pendants for our kitchen remodel. These pendants are especially gorgeous in the evening, as they seem to glow. The cigar pendants are the perfect fit for our mcm home. Ylighting got the product to us quickly. The pendants were packed with care. We couldn't be happier.
Date published: 2013-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this lamp. Iconic and timeless. The George Nelson Cigar Lamp looks great in my foyer. The large size, which is quite long, fills the 2 story foyer perfectly. The lamp ships with 6' of cord but you can order extra cord for $3 a foot. YLighting customer service was great and the lamp arrived quickly and in good condition.
Date published: 2012-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic The Nelson Cigar Lamp is a classic. The size and shape fit easily into many decorating motifs and the stretch skin produces a pleasant glow when lit. This is my second Nelson lamp. Cleaning the shade should be done with a bit of caution, but it's a great lamp for the price.
Date published: 2008-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Elegance Well constructed classic Nelson lamp that thankfully takes both a 23W CFL and a 150 W incandescent. Extremely happy with the easily installed (even tho hard wired) triple bubble configuration. Arrived right on time with free delivery. Awesome service. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2014-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless In my opinion George Nelson can do no wrong. His lighting designs, especially, are superb. This one fills the space perfectly—a tight stairwell with high ceilings—and provides plenty of light. The look is interesting, but not trendy; modern, timeless. Love.
Date published: 2011-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from American Classic - Worth Every Penny This is the second bubble lamp I've bought. Hardwired and super easy to install. Stretch material over the frame is durable and substantial. Weight of the light is such that the hanging cord is taught. Mix different styles like I did for a mid-century collection.
Date published: 2008-02-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We love our Nelson Cigar pendant. The Nelson lights are classsics as with all his designs. The cigar pendant is sleek, slightly funky & understated.It looks super cool in our entry way. Not everyone who sees it notices it or recognizes it, but that's okay with us. We know its uniqueness & value!
Date published: 2010-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The lamp is beautiful. Great lamp for our new space. We sized it incorrectly and had to return the medium for the small, but the return process worked well. There was a little confusion as to whether to return it to the distributor or to ylighting, but that got worked out easily.
Date published: 2009-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sublime Design This light is a classic design....perfectly proportioned and a gorgeous shape. Pleasantly surprised by the sturdiness of its construction. It's a wonderful architectural element that has made my house more beautiful and already received LOTS of compliments!
Date published: 2010-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Beautiful classic bubble lamp. With all the fussy, trendy, or just plain weird modern light fixtures out there, the George Nelson Bubble lamps were an easy choice. The only problem was, which one to choose. That was solved by using the three lamp fixture.
Date published: 2012-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love our cigar lamps! After a long search for lights that would complement our midcentury modern home, that would provide ambient or task lighting, and that would work on a track, we were delighted to find these cigar lamps. They have transformed our dining room. We love them!
Date published: 2013-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This wonderful design helped fill an awkward space at a tall staircase landing beautifully. Our redesign of an old cape included refinishing a tall stairway with a bathroom extension covering a portion. We needed to infill some of the tall void above the stair landing with an attractive light and the George Nelson Cigar lamp worked great.
Date published: 2009-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Light, Transitional Style I'm using this light in the foyer, over a stairwell. It can be modern looking, retro- or mid century, and I think it is flexible enough to blend well with some traditional furniture pieces. It is a functional flexible light and it looks great!
Date published: 2011-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond Expectations Bought the large cigar to go over the stair case for my MCM home. Easy to install. Perfectly scaled and bright enough to light the entry stair, living room, and the even the backyard through the glass wall. Its exactly what I was looking for.
Date published: 2011-10-10
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