Design by George Nelson, 1947.
Without question, the George Nelson Bubble Lamp® Cigar Light with stand 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.
Cigar light mounted on low stand.
Lamp Type: incandescent
Bulbs: 1 X 150W 120V E26 medium base A21 incandescent lamp (not included)
Manufacturer Specifications: Click to download Specifications.
Instructions: Click to download Instructions. Instruction Sheet 1
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.
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.
Great product. Material is great quality and the light that it gives off is amazing. I ordered four more, but of different shapes and sizes.
By: John K., Homeowner (Lake Havasu City, AZ)
i wish it came in a more offwhite color like the old ones. but it is excellent quality and as described
By: Neil K., Homeowner (NYC)
Bubble Cigar Lamp with Stand
We have a mid-century modern home that was crying for just the right table lamp to go with our mid-century modern furniture. Since we buy all our lamps from YLighting, this was where we turned, and the Bubble Cigar Lamp with Stand was exactly what we were looking for. It's smart looking, beautifully made, and a thing of beauty. We're so pleased with our purchase. Yeah for YLighting!!
By: Peggy S., Homeowner (Richland, Washington)
Product was absolutely as advertised, shipped as promised and arrived sooner than expected. Could not be more pleased with product and service.
By: Pat J., Homeowner (La Quinta, Ca, USA)
I really liked it!
It's a beautiful product and it was delivered on time.
By: Erika P., Homeowner (Brazil)
Beautiful shape and light quality
I bought the large size cigar shape table lamp. I got it because I needed a lamp that could take at least a 150w bulb-- bright for a large, dark corner, but also one that would be diffuse. I have bought three other lamps for this space that did not work, but this one is a keeper. The large size is bold-- even with 12' ceiling height, a 36" tall shade packs a lot of presence. But the light quality is very soft and even. Don't try a CFL bulb though, the shade is too white and the effect is eerie and clinical. I wasn't bothered by the quality of the feet/stand as other people have mentioned, but maybe because they are hardly noticable in the large size. Nice push button switch but could use a dimmer.
By: Angela H., Homeowner (Massachusetts, USA)
Beautiful light quality, but object itself not as amazing.
We purchased two of this cigar bubble lamp for clients after purchasing four Nelson Bubble pendants that they loved. The light quality from all of the above is fantastic and the resin material is good looking from a distance (a little weird and rubbery up really close or to the touch). Our only complaint is that the metal stand of the cigar lamps seemed a bit cheap looking and brought the over all look of the light down a bit. One rubber foot was missing.
By: Leslie G., Architect, Architect
this lamp speaks for itself...
the nelson bubble lamp is a classic that speaks for itself...beautifully made, ylighting makes getting the classic design lighting pieces fast and easy. prices can't be beat, lightening fast FREE shipping, no tax and great communication. doesn't get any better!!!!
By: rose m., Homeowner (phila)
We have always loved George Nelson lighting and furniture and were so pleased to find this lamp at ylighting for such a nice price and free shipping. It puts out a beautiful glow and I couldn't be happier with it. Modernica has done a wonderful job of reproducing. Thank you for the excellent service!
By: Richard H., Homeowner (Texas)
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