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Saucer Criss Cross Lamp

By George Nelson, from George Nelson Bubble Lamps
$299.00
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  • Made in USA

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

Without question, the George Nelson Bubble Lamp 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.

Dimensions
  • Small: 17.5" D X 7.5" H
  • Medium: 25" D X 9.5" H
Material(s)
fabric, metal
Lamp Type
INCANDESCENT
Bulbs
  • Small: 1 X 60W 120V E26 medium base A21 incandescent lamp (not included)
  • Medium: 1 X 150W 120V E26 medium base A21 incandescent lamp (not included)
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Item Number
BUB-SAUCER-CRISS-CROSS-LAMP

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

Without question, the George Nelson Bubble Lamp 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.

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 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size and light for the dining area This is my first time purchasing a product from YLiving and overall I am quite satisfied. Compared to another online store, the price is better and Yliving offers free shipping on top of no tax so I feel like I saved a lot of $$. I was concerned whether the small size would fit in my dining area but when it arrived and opened the box, it was perfect. I have about 8 x 8 dining area that is connected from kitchen and open to rest of the living room. Install was fairly easy and the lamp gives out perfect amount of light and ambience for the area. It looks modern, sleek yet modest enough so keeps nice balance with rest of my furnitures in the area.
Date published: 2013-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great fit! Picked this saucer lamp to light up the master bedroom. This lamp does well providing wide light without using a lot of height. I used a soft white light to accentuate the lines. It gives off a very moody light. Finally I converted the pendant lamp to plug in by ordering extra cord from modernica and a plug from home depot. Was not hard to rewire once I figured out how to loosen the socket. Wished it came with this option. Very happy with the product and service from yliving!
Date published: 2012-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent choice for our dining area We were looking for a light fixture for our dining area for a very long time, and finally decided on George Nelson criss-cross saucer. It fits our MCM decor perfectly and it compliments the other George Nelson items we have throughout the house. Plus, the fixture is very light-weight, which was important for us (due to certain ceiling limitations); yet it doesn't look cheap, and guests comment on it all the time.
Date published: 2011-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful addition to any space, the Saucer Criss Cross Lamp is a classic. The Criss Cross adds a bit of geometric interest to the mid-century iconic Nelson bubble lamp. Proportions are perfect for over a dining table, and the quality of light filtered through the material stretched over the frame is soft, warm and inviting. Subtle and versatile, this lamp can enhance a variety of types of spaces, from contemporary to transitional to traditional. I'd give it more stars if I could.
Date published: 2011-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Nelson lamp! Although this lamp is very delicate, the beauty it brings to a room is just wonderful. The distinct illumination you get from this pendant is like no other. We added a dimmer, so it enables us to change the lighting based on the mood we want to bring to the room. We are thinking about getting another Nelson lamp for our bedroom because we like it so much!
Date published: 2012-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless classic Such a classic! I've always loved this timeless piece. It's modern yet warm, and it goes with any room. I bought it for our guest bedroom, where it looks very classy. I'm thinking about moving it to our dining room at some point... but for now, I'm enjoying the current setup. The quality is great and definitely worth the price.
Date published: 2013-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic fixture We bought this bubble lamp to hang in our daughters' nursery. The small size fixture only takes a 60-watt bulb so if you have a room w/o much natural light, this is probably better as an accent light vs. the main light source. Either way, looks great w/ mid-century decor and really changes the feel of the room.
Date published: 2013-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple, Elegant, Beautiful. A timeless classic. We just love the look of this lamp over our dining room table. It also give off just the right amount light without being too bright. It has a timeless design that would add beauty to any room. I highly recommend this product. I want one for every room of the house!
Date published: 2012-12-10
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Is the shade already attached to the frame?  Do I have to assemble the lamp itself? 

Asked by: Brenda M
Hi Brenda and thanks for reaching out to us regarding your question about the Saucer Crisscross Lamp. There is no assembly required. Should you require some additional clarification beyond this and would like to speak to a Product Specialist directly, feel free to give us a call anytime at 866.842.6209 and we can assist you. Thanks for contacting us! Jennifer - Ylighting Customer Support
Answered by: Jenn CS
Date published: 2015-09-02

Hello, Can an LED bulb be used in place of an incandescent? Thanks! Jon

Asked by: mickmack
Certainly! If you purchase the Small you will need to find a 60W 120V E26 medium base A21 incandescent equivalent bulb. And, if you choose the Medium 150W 120V E26 medium base A21 incandescent equivalent bulb. We do not sell bulbs alone for any of our fixtures, so typically we refer our clients to bulb-only retailers like 1000bulbs.com, bulbs.com, or bulbman.com to order replacement bulbs. We ourselves refer to these sites all the time to compare bulb options. Feel free to give us a call anytime at 866.842.6209 to speak to a Product Specialist directly, and we are more than happy to go over some options with you! Stephanie, YLighting Team
Answered by: Stephanie P
Date published: 2015-08-21

How close to the ceiling can I hang the small bubble saucer lamp. My guest room ceiling is not that high so I would want the fixture as close to the ceiling as practical.

Asked by: Lindy
Hi there Lindy! These are incandescent, so there is not a limit to how short or long the cable is adjusted. The cable is field adjustable and can be shorted to allow at least 7.5 feet of clearance in a bedroom! Be sure to visit the "specifications" tab on this product page and download the PDF manufacturer spec sheet by clicking on the provided link in order to access some visual aids and product diagrams that may be helpful as well. Feel free to give us a call anytime at 866.842.6209 should you need further clarification or would like to speak to a Product Specialist directly and we can assist you. Thanks for reaching out to us! Stephanie, YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Stephanie P
Date published: 2015-06-24

Since incandescent bulbs are being phased out, I wonder if this lamp take a newer LED type bulb?

Asked by: Zindergirl
Certainly! Incandescent compatible LED Bulbs are becoming very popular and easier to find. If you get the small you will want to find 60 Watt Incandescent Equiv., 10 Watt, 120 Volt LED A-19 Bulb and if you are interested in the medium or large you will want to find a 100 Watt or 150 Watt Equiv., 15 Watt, 120 Volt LED A-21 Bulb. These can be found at your local hardware store, specialty lighting store or through several online retailers such as bulbs.com or 1000bulbs.com. Thanks for reaching out! Stephanie, YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Stephanie P
Date published: 2015-06-16

Can I interchange a CFL bulb with the incandescent bulb called for with this fixture? (George Nelson Bubble pendants lamps)

Asked by: Bunny Marie
Good question! You certainly can use a CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamp) bulb in place of an incandescent bulb. As long as they have the same type of lamp base and does not exceed the 120v or equivalent; CFL and Incandescent are interchangeable. These require a standard medium screw in base. Unlike the specialty bulbs many of our fixtures require; these bulbs can be conveniently found at your favorite local hardware or big box retailer as part of their general bulb selection, or through several online retailers such as bulbs.com and 1000bulbs.com. I hope that shed some light on the subject! Stephanie, YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Stephanie P
Date published: 2015-06-02

What is the height and diameter of the lamp? What size max. bulb will it hold?

Asked by: Nicholas Russiyan
Hi there, the dimensions and bulb info for each of the sizes is as follows: Small: 17.5" D X 7.5" H 60W 120V E26 medium base A21 incandescent lamp Medium: 25" D X 9.5" H 150W 120V E26 medium base A21 incandescent lamp Thanks for reaching out to us! Parin YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Parin
Date published: 2015-03-09

I would need 10-15 feet of cord:  what can I do

Asked by: brice
If you need to order additional cording, we would enter that as a custom invoice through our parts department. Parts inquiries are handled via email. Send a quick email to parts@ylighting.com with your name, best contact information, and the part you are hoping to replace. Make sure to reference the original fixture as well, so that the process goes a bit faster. From there, our parts team will create a custom invoice for you and reach out to the manufacturer directly for pricing and availability. You can call in payment at a later time. We look forward to your email, and thanks for contacting us! Parin YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Parin
Date published: 2015-02-24

How do you maintain the material for this light (how do you clean it and how often does it need to be cleaned)? Thank you.

Asked by: Janine
Cleaning this shade is a relatively easy process. Make sure to stay away from harsh cleaning solutions that contain ammonia because the chemicals could damage and discolor the shade. For routine cleaning, just use a soft rag or a handheld feather duster like a Swiffer that would collect and lock in any dust that accumulates on the surface. To remove grime with a deeper clean, you may use lukewarm water and a bit of mild soap. Parin YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Parin
Date published: 2015-02-10
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