Design by George Nelson, 1947.
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.
Material(s): Fabric, Metal
Lamp Type: incandescent
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.
This light is AMAZING! I did my research and picked Ylighting and could not be happier!
I purchased the medium over the small Saucer Criss Cross Lamp and I am glad I did. I used a dimmable LED light bulb and it almost makes the light glow at night!
By: Mark, Homeowner (MN)
This lamp is a perfect example of clean, simple, and timeless design.
We now have two classic George Nelson designed lamps and love them equally. The lamps both help define the space they occupy. We love the look and the functionality of these classic lamps. They are a joy to look at, whether illumiated or not. These are happy optimistic sculptures. It's amazing that a design that is six decades old can look so futuristic. We have room in our future for more George Nelson anything.
By: Joe R., Designer (Pleasanton, CA)
I have used this and the Saucer Lamp over dining tables in a number of projects and they always look classic and clean.
By: Natasha C., Architect (Washington, DC)
I love this light. Not only is it beautiful, it works great!!
It looks great over our dining room table!
By: Anders S., Homeowner (Raleigh)
We hung this lamp in our kitchen and it is simply beautiful and well made.
We were also impressed with the incredibly affordable price!
By: Rebecca R., Homeowner (Virginia Beach)
Gorgeous classic design
Great classic design piece, complements any home!
By: Brent M., Architect (Denver,CO)
Purchased the George Nelson Saucer Criss Cross Lamp and absolutely love it!!! Received item on time, in great condition and packaged well. Light is hung over our Danish dining room table with a bright LED light installed in it. Looks Marvelous!
By: Southwest M., Homeowner (Las Cruces, NM)
Love my Nelson Bubble lamp!
This is the coolest ceiling fixture I have ever purchased.
By: Ame H., Homeowner
What a statement this makes!
I came across this at a local lighting store after spending some time on the internet looking for just the right "look". Had they not inflated the price so significantly, I would have purchased it right away - however, a quick search on YLighting - a site I've purchased from before to full satisfaction - there it was, in stock and priced competitively - I immediately purchased. There was a delay in getting it installed as I waited on the electrician but boy the wait was worth it! This lamp is actually a "piece" - it's well constructed and illuminates the bedroom beautifully. I couldn't be happier with this purchase!
By: Venitta F., Homeowner (oklahoma)
Love this chandelier
I have a retro table and chairs in my dining room. The Saucer Criss Cross added the perfect touch to my decor. It puts out a soft light that is very pleasing for dining not bright and harsh.
By: Sweetpea, Homeowner (Overland Park, Ks)
Criss Cross Saucer
The Criss Criss Saucer pendant is the quintessential lighting statement for the urban sophisticate interior -by introducing a punch of mid century modern iconic design. Every room should have something iconic.
By: Debra A., Designer (Tampa, FL)
Great & Classic
Awesome lighting fixture. A true classic that goes with any decor, any room and is timeless! Great service and shipping by ylighting!
By: AS1971, Homeowner (USA)
Perfect accent to our entry into a newly remodeled kitchen. Loved it so much, we are adding another one in the next entry!
By: E.M., Homeowner (CA)
Even better than I expected and I am using an LED bulb so I am also saving energy
It now hangs over our dining room table. It is a beautiful sculpture that adds a bit of drama to the room. Works beautifully with an LED bulb. Great buy!
By: Donna, (Encinitas, CA)
I find this contemporary fixture fun and attractive.
We are using the Saucer criss cross lamp in combination with two other lamps- the cigar and the pear- for a grouping over the dining table. Using varying heights, it helps to define the space in a layout that is completely open. The products arrived in fine condition and look excellent installed.
By: Hays D., Designer (Chicago, IL USA)
This light is great. It looks like it will stand the test of time. One of my clients thought it was too classic/traditional looking, but once it was installed she was like "YEAH, that looks great. I guess that is why it is a classic."
By: Kevin G., Designer (Boston, MA USA)
I love this lamp!
It is perfect over my dining table and my mix of modern and tribal decor. I've had a number of compliments on it and put a dimmer on it which makes it perfect for every mood and purpose. Thanks!
By: Ellie, Homeowner (Portland, OR)
A little bit of design history in my home!
Love, love, love it! Had previously bought the saucer pendant several years ago for a different house. I was agonizing over what to hang over my dining room table in a new home- an old 1919 Seattle bungalow with 9 ft ceilings. The Nelson Criss-Cross Pendant looks fab - the perfect mix of modern design with classic architecture!
By: Kirsten V., Homeowner (Seattle, WA)
Love it, Love it, Love it!!
We wanted a unique lamp for the office, so we decided to try the Criss Cross lamp. It is a little more "funky" than the straight-wired lamps. We were not disappointed! Lamp arrived promptly, packaging was great, and directions to wire and hang are easy to follow. Recommend using a dimmer switch to set your mood. We like to watch it glow at night, it makes me smile!!
By: George H., Homeowner (Hart, MI)
Love the design and construction of the shade
Love the look and easy to install.
By: Kevin C., Homeowner (Portland, OR)
Beautiful lamp at a great price. The timeless design looks great in my mid-century house.
By: Jon, Homeowner (Minneapolis, MN)
This is a timeless lighting fixture.
We have this fixture hanging in our dinning room, it provides plenty of light and looks great.
By: Sean R.,
Ylighting came through for us again!
Every on-line retailer sells this chandelier for the same price. Ylighting stands behind all products with very personalized customer service. I recommend this light and this company wholeheartedly!
By: Terry R., Homeowner (Philadelphia, PA)
Excited to have a Nelson light fixture, finally!
We just purchased this fixture for over our dining table. We love it! It is a true classic, and will make us happy every time we turn it on. Y Lighting was so easy to order from, the fixture came in just over one week. We look forward to ordering again with Y Lighting.
By: Nanci G., Homeowner (Belmont, CA)
Good quality with good design!
Interesting form with minimal design for the corner of our house.
By: Mag, Homeowner (California)
The Nelson lamps were way ahead of their time, and hold as much design appeal today as ever. The innovative materials used in the shade continue to inspire designers today. The soft glow from the fixture gives a pleasant ambient light to any room.
By: David E., Designer (Houston)
I am thrilled with this fixture!
Classic, beautiful lines, wonderful diffuse light. Works in just about any location. Unique!
By: Eve K., Designer (MA)
Great way to add midcentury charm for an affordable price.
This lamp is just the right size for my breakfast nook. Not to overpowering, but still makes a bold statement.
By: Mitchell C., Homeowner
I have wanted a Nelson Light for a long time and did some searching. Y Lighting had it at a great price along with the free shipping, so was a no brainer to order from them. They were easy to work with and went out of their way to assist me. Would order other items in the future if I need them.
By: James D., Homeowner (Mpls, Mn USA)
Love the light and had a great experience with Y Lighting.
By: James D., Homeowner (Golden Valley, Mn USA)
Looks great! Worked out well with the rest of the room. Stylish, clean. It didn't put out as much light as I expected, so may want to keep that in mind if you have a large space.
By: Ted, Designer (Denver CO)
My lamp looks great over my dining room table. Ordered the medium size..perfect size. I have it swagged over from electrical box,my table is off centered...wasn't sure how that would look w white cord..and turns out it looks great . Love the contemporary look.
By: R.N., Homeowner (chicago,il)
I love this light!
This is a beautiful light! Well made and a great design. It fits perfectly in our mid century modern home!
By: Richard B., Homeowner (Pacific Palisades, Ca)
great choice for our dining room
The fixture was easy to install. Gives off beautiful soft glow. Very happy with our choice
By: K.R., Homeowner (ny)
best lamp ever
sooo beautiful, best price on the web, and it had free shipping. plus, ylighting has great customer service.
By: , Homeowner
This is a great classic lamp. It arrived in very secure packaging. We wanted to put it above our dining table but it turned out to be too small and it didn't quite seem right for our space. So we had to reluctantly return it. Return process was smooth.
By: Betty X., Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY)
Perfect for the foyer entry
It is exactly as advertised and it was delivered promptly. I will order again from the website.
By: Yun-Jo, Homeowner (NYC)
great above the dining table!
we replaced a tired chandelier with this mid-
century cloud and it looks fabulous above the dining table! great light and can be dimmed if needed. the whole family loves this upgrade.
By: Marcel S.,
I ordered the small criss cross. It arrived timely and safely. Needed to return for larger size. Return was hassle-free.
By: J.H., Homeowner (Chicago, IL)
I purchased the Nelson Criss Cross medium saucer pendant for my dining room and am so pleased with it.
It is a work of art and the light quality is great, I can't stop looking at it!
By: Meredith S., Designer (Bellevue, WA)
A work of art.
The Criss Cross Saucer is our third Nelson Bubble Lamp purchase, and still we cannot get over its surprisingly beautiful shape, its glowing light, or the way in which it compliments just about anything we pair it with. A real gem.
By: Jessica B., Renter (San Francisco, CA)
Saucer Criss Cross Lamp
We just put up our Nelson bubble lamp and we like the design of this saucer criss cross lamp. However, it does seem like the cord is a little short (be careful where you hang it from as the ceiling height makes a difference on the overall look).
By: Kelly S., Homeowner (San Francisco, CA)
George Nelson Criss Cross saucer pendant
Arrived quickly and extremely well packed. We have not hung it as yet but sure its going to look lovely in our dining room.
By: Deborah G., Homeowner (NC)
George Nelson Criss Cross Saucer Pendant
As a design firm who appreciates iconic pieces, this pendant did not disappoint in drama and appeal. Our client who has a definite mid-century modern interior was thrilled with our choice of this light for the entry. It looks wonderful.
By: Israel D.,
George Nelson Criss Cross Saucer Pendant
An extremely beautiful and iconic mid century modern piece, that provides that pop wherever it's placed.
By: Icon D., Designer (Tampa Bay)
Beautiful, understated, soft light
This fixture hangs in a foyer and looks great in an understated elegant way. We would highly recommend it for soft lighting in an entry area.
By: Bybrook, Homeowner (Highland Beach)
brings new life to the dining room
I bought this lamp to bring a fresh, modern look to the dining room in our 100-year-old home. I'm very happy with the look. It's a lovely statement piece.
By: Renee, Homeowner (Philadelphia, PA)
Perfect for room with low ceiling
It was very hard to find a stylish lamp for my apartment with an 8' ceiling. This lamp looks great. Light is very warm and friendly.
(Only possible improvement: there's a cheap-looking white plastic part where the wire connects to the canopy - seems for an extra 20 cents they could have added a quality part in nickel or at least a more solid-looking plastic part).
By: Mike E., Homeowner (New York)
Gorgeous lamp at an affordable price.
Great service. Great lamp. Awesome.
By: David V., Homeowner (Sugar Land TX)
Such a unique light
This light is so different from anything we looked at for this project. It was a huge hit.
By: Rebecca H., Designer (Doylestown, PA)
Just what we needed to finish the space.
I feel lighting is what makes a room. This light goes beyond that. It is the room.
By: Rebecca H., Designer (Doylestown, PA)
we were looking for years for this great design and happy to find it eventually for a fair price!
By: Maria, Homeowner (San Francisco)
I never knew a lighting fixture could make me feel this way. I'm absolutely giddy over it! Our electrician easily installed it. Great quality, unique and it takes up to a 150 watt bulb so it's actually a functional chandelier. Best purchase I've made in a while!
By: Julie S., Homeowner (Massachusetts)
It's a beautiful lamp, easy to clean, maintain, elegant but minimalist, affordable
It's a beautiful lamp, easy to clean, maintain, elegant but minimalist, affordable.
By: Nelda A., Homeowner (Miami, FL, United States)
i find this the most beautiful of the nelson collection.
this is the second time i have used this lamp in my dining room. the light is very nice from it and i get so many compliments on the uniqueness of this lamp.
By: Joan B., Homeowner (plymouth , ma)
Even the electrician loved it!
I,ve been living with a bare lightbulb in the ceiling fixture for 21 years! No kidding! But the wait was worth it. I bought the medium size lamp and hung it about 14 in. below our 9'5" ceiling. I wasn't sure if it would look right so close to the ceiling, but I took a chance... and it looks positively ethereal!
Not like a lamp, but like something beautiful from another dimension. It floats in space. Everybody loves it!. I chose to use use a 75W incand. bulb rather than the 150W max, and the illumination level is perfect. Happy!
By: Ona D., (chicago IL)
Iconic and beautiful
Love the product. I had a little trouble with my debit card durring the ordering process that was annoying, but apparently they got it worked out because my light arrived quickly after I called to figure out what the problem was.
By: Michelle H., Homeowner (Boise, Idaho)
The crisscross is a modern twist to this classic. It's a wonderful addition to my other mid century pieces. I was delighted when it arrived earlier than expected. This was the perfect finish to my eclectic mix.
By: Yolanda, Homeowner (Novi MI USA)
It's an awesome light. Bigger than I thought and initially it looks like an spaceship if you hang it too low. It's well built.
By: Mike C., Designer (chicago)
Classic Decorative Fixture
The Saucer Criss Cross Lamp is a bit more dynamic in its form than the some of the other Nelson lamp series. Was a great solution for my client's space. Plus YLighting is so easy to work with.
By: Mary Helen P., (Austin, TX USA)
Nice decorative piece
This lamp is a piece of art to look at. It has nice curves and casts a pleasant glow. It is worth the money.
By: T, Homeowner (NY, NY)
This fixture provides great light and really adds a great look over a glass table.
By: Lois D., Homeowner (westchester, ny)
Very happy to receive this and looks great over dining room table.
By: Rick R., Homeowner (New York)
Enjoying every moment with the new lamp.
Sent with great care and timeliness. Thank you. The lamp is truly awesome and looks great in its location.
By: Rodolfo S., Homeowner (Wimberley, TX)
Just as you would expect it to be - classic MCM. Several sizes to choose from making it very versatile. Love this light!
By: AB, Homeowner (Dallas)
We just love love love this lamp!
We decided to try a Criss-Cross lamp for a different twist on the traditional Saucer style. It was very easy to install. We recommend a dimmer be used with the lamp. It gives off a wonderful, glare-free light at full wattage; turn the dimmer down to set the mood. We get a happy feeling every time we turn the lamp on, so we leave it on most of the time! Wonderful product and service!!
By: George H., Homeowner (Grand Rapids, MI)
We love love love the lamp!
We decided to try the Criss Cross Saucer for a different twist to the regular Saucer. We were not disappointed! The lamp arrived well-packaged, was easy to install, and gives off an incredible, glare-free light! Recommend installing a dimmer for the lamp. Crank it up for maximum lighting; turn it down to set the mood. Having this light on makes us happy, so it is usually lighting up our dining room! Great product, great Customer Service!
By: George H., Homeowner (Grand Rapids, MI)
My wife and I love the look and the warm glow.
Great looking, unique lamp. Fabric is very durable and cleanable. This is not an knockoff lamp, and the difference in quality is very apparent.
By: Eric S., Homeowner (San Diego)
This is a very nice, reasonably priced product.
Shipping was fast, the fixture arrived quickly, and was packaged appropriately
By: Joseph B., Architect (Washington, DC, USA)
Great looking and well detailed especially for the price!
It was delivered quickly and was straight forward to install. Installed it with dimmer switch (which I recommend) over dining room table. Works well in a modern interior. Love George Nelson stuff!
By: Tracey, Architect (San Jose)
I love it!
I can get over how beautiful my criss cross lamp looks in my dining room. I absolutely love it!
By: Rosaura L., Homeowner (Whittier, ca, USA)
I absolutely love that it provides a lot of light and is beautiful to look at, a true piece of art.
I am so pleased with the purchase. It was easy to install, and is beautiful to look at.
By: Angela O., Homeowner (new york, new york, usa)
Nelson Saucer Crisscross pendant light
The pendant light was even more beautiful than I imagined . Very good quality shade and hardware, excellent illumination, and beautiful look. It makes my 60's home look hip...I am so pleased that I am considering a Nelson light for two other rooms.
By: Lawrence P., Homeowner (Seattle)
This is a beautiful light!
I hung this fixture above my dining room table and it's beautiful. We've gotten a lot of compliments, the eye is drawn to it when you walk in the door. And, it gives off a soft glow even with our compact flourescent light bulb, which don't usually give off the warmest light. It did give off a plastic smell for the first few days, I maybe should have let it "air out" outside before hanging it, but otherwise it's perfect!
By: Andrea P., Homeowner (Montpelier, VT)
I feel that this crisscross white lamp has added a refreshing look to our old dining room and makes it look bigger, modern & charming by complementing our newly painted warm wall colors.
Pros: Bought the lamp from YLighting 3 weeks ago and it arrived within 10 days. It met our expectations of helping bring a 21 century look to our dated set up of the 80s and the results are very pleasing.
By: Shashi, Homeowner (Massachusetts)
Perfect mid-century statement at the right price.
We just installed this light over our kitchen table during a renovation that mixes modern with mid-century modern. It looks amazing. With a dimmer, the light has a nice glow at various levels. The construction is sound, it isn't as fragile as you might think. Highly recommended, and probably can't be beat for a designer mid-century piece at this price point.
By: Shawn T., Homeowner (DC)
Your food will taste better as you dine under this amazing light!
I've waited for this light for a very long time. We just remodeled and hanging this over our dining table was the perfect final piece for pulling the whole room together. It's sophisticated without being overly pretentious--a chance to marry unique design with function. I'm proud to say my children will grow-up knowing about George Nelson and his work. I did not install it, but my husband did not swear while doing it so take that for what it's worth....
By: Kirsten T., Homeowner
This lamp is so beautiful in my craftsman home. I love the warm, ethereal light. goes with everything. y lighting was great!
By: rsa, Homeowner (Oakland, CA)
This light worked out wonderfully for our application. It casts off soft beautiful light and is timeless yet contemporary. We were very pleased with YLighting's service from purchase to delivery. Great product!
By: Dawn K., Designer (Spokane Washington)
Elegant and cool at the same time
This is our second purchase of the Nelson Criss Cross; our first stayed in a home we just sold. It has always been the perfect balance of design and everyday, formal and casual, hip and classic. My only caution for this particular version of the Nelson bubble lamps is that we found it overwhelmed by the room in our new home, even though the room itself is approximately the same size as the previous one. Because of it's smaller size & fewer vertical lines it has a delicate quality & is overpowered by heavy elements. We'll have to order a larger one for our room and find a new spot for the criss cross...
By: paperjodes, Homeowner (Issaquah, WA)
Love the look!
This fabulous crisscross lamp brings both hip and elegance into our dining room. It looks great with our mid-century modern style.
By: Laurie G., (Portland, Oregon)
LOVE this fixture
This is a gorgeous fixture with a beautiful sculptural quality; nicely scaled and throws a flattering light over a dining room table whether dimmed or all the way up. Very high quality and easy to install.
By: madison, (NYC)
I love my new criss cross light fixture!
Overall, my experience with ordering my light fixture from YLighting was extremely positive. My order was shipped immediately. The light fixture I ordered was very reasonably priced and the quality/design was excellent...exactly what I had hoped for!
Thank you YLighting!
By: Christine S., Homeowner (san mateo, CA USA)
Overall pleasing lamp but the indentations are not as pronounced as I had expected. I returned the lamp. YLighting are excellent regarding their return policy - 100% return minus shipping charges.
By: Kiran S., Homeowner (NV)
Crazy about my Nelson Criss Cross Lamp
I'm so happy with the Nelson Criss Cross Lamp I purchased from YLighting. It's beautiful and perfect over our dining table. YLighting matched a price I found on the internet, even to the point of not charging me tax because the other company was out of state. Their service and product are unbeatable!
By: Rebecca, Homeowner (Pasadena, CA)
Fresh and Modern
This is a timeless fixture that will always have a fresh, modern look. Perfect in the dining room of my mid century home. It was quick and easy to install and looks great.
By: D B., Designer (Seattle)
Great Price - fast shipping
This product was delivered so quickly and is exactly as portrayed. Great service and price!
By: Sashabean, Homeowner (San Francisco)
The Criss Cross fixture is fantastic.
I've wanted this dining area light for quite some time and Y Lighting had a sale on this and other Nelson light fixtures. The price was excellent and the fixture arrived, completely assembled, in short time.
My dining area is now complete and the Criss Cross fixture is the icing on the cake.
By: Patricia D., Homeowner (Miami Beach, FL USA)
Comfortable with old and new
Needed a pendant lamp that could fit a rather eclectic combination of old and new furniture (antique asian furniture/decor as well as modern Scandinavian), and the Criss Cross Lamp did the trick!
By: Boston G., Homeowner (Boston, MA)
Great fixture, great price!
The fixture arrived quickly and in good condition. It was exactly how it was pictured online. Nothing to complain about!
By: PW, Designer (San Francisco)
I am extremely pleased with the effect of this Lamp in my living room
I am also pleased with how the order was carried out and delivered.
I wanted and needed to replace my old Bubble lamp of 40yrs But I wanted
something slightly different and the Criss Cross Lamp was the perfect answer.
It will certainly be noticed and admired.
By: Shirley B., Homeowner (Tiburon, CA, USA)
A modern classic
The George Nelson Bubble Lamps are back with a vengeance. They're ubiquitous on teevee, where they're meant to convey that somebody is stylish and hip. They're not something you can pick up at the big box hardware depot.
The Criss Cross Lamp is a little less obvious than the famous Saucer Lamp. It's a great design, and we get all sorts of compliments on ours.
By: Mike J., Homeowner (Ventura, CA, USA)
Fabulous Dining Room Light
This light is gorgeous. It looks fabulous over our contemporary glass dining table! The price is very resasonable for such a classic light.
By: Sheila B., Homeowner (st. Louis, MO)
The George Nelson Criss Cross Lamp is spectacular - I keep getting great comments from friends on it. It is classisc modern - just love it. It came quick and was packed perfectly. YLighting also did a price match for me as I found another site that was cheaper. Without question - they helped me out and overall - it was a great experience. i will definately buy again from YLighting.
By: Shamala B., Designer (San Francisco, CA)
Great service, great fixture
We are happy with the look and quality of this fixture. We also found ylighting easy and pleasant to work with. The website was easily navigable, prices reasonable, the purchasing process straightforward, and delivery prompt (within 7 days). We will shop at ylighting again.
By: kimberly m, Homeowner (asheville NC)
I was reluctant to purchase this fixture because I live in a formal, traditional home. However, I love the contrast in my dining room now between the fixtures and the furniture. It's also on a dimmer switch which is great for dinner parties. I love it!
By: Jessica K., Homeowner (washington)
I am still in the process of receiving a replacement lamp, but I wanted to assure potential purchasers of YLighting's fantastic customer service. My first lamp arrived with imperfections. YLighting asked for photos and, after they received them, they put in an order for an immediate replacement. I couldn't have been happier with the immediate response and assurance that I wasn't stuck with a $350 defective lamp! Love the design.
By: Anissa P., Homeowner (Portland, ME)
Love this lamp!
I love the simplicity and elegance of this lamp, which allows a full appreciation of its "architectural" underpinnings.
By: Anna G., Homeowner (Austin, TX, USA)
A classically beautiful design- exactly what we needed.
The Criss Cross light perfectly completes our music room with its gently nuanced ambiance. Visually exciting while still comforting, it also has the benefit of providing a rounded absorptive surface that improves the room acoustics. On line purchase was smooth and convenient, packing/shipping were flawless. Thanks for easy access to a great product.
By: Mark F., Homeowner (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
Great contemporary styling. This is a light that will fit anywhere in the home and you will never tire of it.
By: Greg M., Homeowner (Grand Rapids MI)
I love the criss cross lamp. It looks beautiful and was easy to install. It arrived very fast also.
By: Chanyoung S., Homeowner (Wyoming)
Wonderful pendant for a modern dining room
This is a great George Nelson lamp. It adapts well to a contemporary design surrounding it. It is perfectly scaled for a typical sized dining room, and provides a nice warm glow to the room.
By: capseaguy32, Homeowner (Seattle, WA)
A gift to our daughter and son-in-law. It looks fantastic in their foyer!
Ordering was easy, price was right, delivered on time and in perfect condition
By: PJB, Homeowner (Florida)
I am so, so pleased with my saucer lamp. I had it installed in my son's room. It gave my heart a lift.
By: Elaine, (Chicago, Illinois)
Great all around
Well packaged, good service, received a discount for finding a lower price elsewhere. The lamp is great and fits the house perfectly. Highly recommended this organization.
By: Shelley S., Homeowner (Ann Arbor, MI)
Simple modern light with a lot of style and great price
Got this light for our dining room and it looks great. Very simple yet stylish.
By: E D Yu, Homeowner (Acton, ma)
This is a beautiful pendant - a classic. The inversions on the criss-cross aren't too pronounced, so it still retains that great saucer shape, but with a bit more visual interest than the plain saucer pendant. Great for a room that is a bit more hip, funky mid-century!
By: MARY, Designer (Minneapolis)
Adds a lot of drama to a previously "plain" atmosphere.
We went with the criss cross lamp for the added sculptural effect that the wires provide. 25" in diameter means that the light is the right size to make an statement. I'm not going to tell you about the great service or fast shipping (or the fact the we didn't have to pay taxes!) that we received from ylighting but focus more on the lamp itself. It's beautiful. We have it on a dimmer to tackle the 150W bulb, that way we can dial in the exact mood we want. The lamp is designed in a way that no part of the bulb is directly exposed to you so we can use it over a dinner table without blinding guests. Craftmanship is excellent and the light weights nothing. The material that they use to wrap is more of an hi-end, organic feel.... doesn't look like fabric sprayed with plastic. Quality is very good. It certainly adds the MCM vibe we were after and actually completes the look among the Eames DCW, LCW, Bertoias and Prouves we have around the house. I will totally recommend it. We love it and now we want more!
By: Joel P., Homeowner (Miami, Florida)
Perfect for over our dining room table! The light that comes off of this lamp is gorgeous - it illuminates the space without being harsh or too bright. we have it on a dimmer which i love. Shipping was fast and YLighting was fantastic
By: Lindsey S, Homeowner (Chicago, IL)
I know you aren't supposed to be materialistic, but this light is literally uplifting and makes me HAPPY!
We are delighted with our new George Nelson light fixture! Not only was it affordable, but the quality is fantastic and your customer service impeccable. It hangs over our breakfast table casting a calm, beautiful glow. Mr. Nelson was obviously an artist. Thank you for making such a beautiful fixture affordable...
We do use a 150 watt bulb (which is the max). The amount of light it casts is fantastic with this bulb. We could probably use a 100 watt as well.
By: Poppy, Homeowner (Bozeman Montana USA)
Beautiful modern design
High quality yet inexpensive dining room chandelier. Gives he approopriate amount of soft overheaqd lighting for the dining table. Very attracive design and geometry.
By: Edward Z., Homeowner (Redding, CT)
This lamp fits our style and house perfectly!
The Criss Cross Lamp was easy to install and made a dramatic and immediate impact in our dining area. We love the simple elegance it brings to our space. We highly recommend this lamp. The lamp arrived quickly - it seemed to ship almost immediately. We are so happy with our purchase and would definitely purchase again from ylighting.
By: Midcentury in Tucson, Homeowner (Tucson, AZ)
Superfast shipping, product is much studier than I expected. Great experience! I am using this in my fashion showroom, it definitely brings something extra to the ambiance.
By: Betty H., Designer (Pasadena CA)
The perfect lamp to warm up your modern home.
I needed a lamp to add a sense of warmth and timeless beauty to a very stark and minimal modern home. The light that comes from this lamp is beautiful and soft. And to top it all off, Y Lighting's customer service is great and the super fast, free delivery is extremely helpful. You can't go wrong with this lamp in any home...
By: tBone, Designer (Utah)
Perfect for our daughter bedroom. Simple & stunning. Love the texture and the light it generates.
By: Sophie S., Homeowner (RPV)
perfect for our project - timeless.
pkg. arrived well packaged and protected - no problems.
I would imagine cleaning instructions could be had from mfgr./distributor? - these should be included.
The bubble lamps are wonderful in design and take on different dimensions when lit at various levels of illumination - personally suggest always plan for a dimmer control.
By: russ herndon design, Designer (bloomington, IN 47401)
Price matched and quick delivery.
I found the light I bought on sale on another site, and sent Y-Lighting an email alerting them to the price. They matched it in 24 hours and I had the product delivered by the end of the week. It couldn't have been a smoother process.
By: Matthew L., Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY)
We purchased two of the Criss Cross Lamps for the living/dining rooms of our house currently being remodeled. We looked at lots and lots of light fixtures and felt we would never be able to afford something really great. The Criss Cross Lamp is beautiful and definitely has dramatic impact without costing thousands of dollars. We are very happy with the good service and speedy shipping from Y Lighting.
By: Sarah G., Homeowner (seattle)
Beautiful modern pendant light for a good price.
The lamp is perfect.
By: Joel N., Homeowner (California)
My husband & I bought the Nelson lamp as a housewarming gift to ourselves. We were very happy with Ylighting--our lamp was priced better than other places, the shipping was free & it arrived much sooner than expected. In fact, the lamp arrived one day before I got the email that it had shipped! We are extremely pleased with our purchase & it looks wonderful in our new home!
By: Felicia J., Homeowner (Santa Clara, California)
Super Fly TNT!!
The process of selecting and ordering the fixture from Y Lighting was great. Easy web interface, quick tracking/shipping info, fast delivery. I would order from Y Lighting again as they seem to be both inexpensive and reliable.
By: Yumi R., Homeowner (Boulder, CO)
This is a classic, beautiful, minimalist lamp. More unique than the Nelson bubble lamp.
This was my first time purchasing from Ylighting. I was blown away by the speed of delivery even though I chose standard shipping. Before I even had time to check the tracking number, the package was at more door. I will definitely buy from Ylighting again.
By: Rock, Homeowner (Alamo)
This is the third Nelson Bubble light we have purchased.
Our first was for ourselves and the other two were gifts for our kids in their new homes because they love ours so much Classic, fun amd interesting.
Who doesn't love these lights?
By: Margaret R., Homeowner (Longboat Key)
Love the Bubbles.
This is one of my favorite George Nelson Bubble Lights and YLighting offered the best price with free, quick shipping. I installed this over our dining room table and it was the perfect finishing touch to the space. Our kitchen, living room and dining area are all conjoined in an open layout with some very different design choices, but this lamp looks right at home and provides a striking modern accent to the whole house. Easy installation and a great bang for the buck. We simply love it!
By: Todd G., Designer (Brooklyn, NY)
We ordered this for our dining room. It looks great in our 1800's home over our cherry shaker dining table. Nice soft light, perfect for dining and also for atmosphere in the room. Great service from YLighting - fast shipping, good price. AND we saw this light fixture on "Desperate Housewives" last week...
By: MT, Homeowner (Cambridge MA)
Love this light fixture!
Huge improvement over the hideous brass fixture that used to disgrace our dining room! Love the competitive pricing, free shipping and no tax that YLighting offers!
By: Jocelyn, Homeowner (Philadelphia, PA)
So simple, yet makes such a statement.
you can't go wrong with a Nelson lamp. First time ordering from YLighting and everything went well. Great email notifications and fast delivery. Glad I decided to buy from them than that "something about reach" place.
By: RCheung, Homeowner (LA)
Timeless Classic, fast delivery
Came quicker than expected in great shape (packed well). A different material makes-up the skin than I had expected, but it great nonetheless! Definitely recommend Y Lighting and this lamp to add something a little different than the normal bubble lamp that everyone seems to have. I definitely dig the criss-cross pattern.
And with no shipping/taxes, you can't beat the deal versus DWR, etc.
By: Alec T., Homeowner (Boston, MA)
This is a cool lamp with a little more unique twist than the usual saucer Nelson lamp and I think it's great.
As a furniture designer/builder I have a keen eye for quality and construction of the Modernica made nelson lamps are up to par. The look is nothing new, but works so well in so many situations, combined with the relatively low cost it's hard to go wrong. We are happy with our purchase.
By: seth d., Homeowner (chicago, il ,usa)
Classic design, solid construction and great attention to detail.
The experience with Y Lighting has been superior in terms of ordering, shipment, and communication every step of the way to getting the lamp...
By: Cynthia C., Homeowner (San Francisco)
I have coveted this lamp forever... And have finally found the right place for it in my new apartment.
The nelson bubble lamp is so beautiful! It was easy to install and has added so much to our dining area. Ylighting was wonderful and shipped quickly and our bubble lamp arrived in perfect condition. The crisscross lamp and Ylighting are both highly recommended.
By: Marc D., (Shelby Township)
The perfect lamp for us!
This light is perfect in our dining room space. We have mid-century home but our in-laws bought the same light for their beach house (not so contemporary) and it looks equally good. Very versatile and an instant upgrade.
By: miranda w., Homeowner (Portland, OR)
Great classic choice
I have dreamed of owning this lamp for a couple of years now. We recently moved into our first home and we finally had the place for the Crisscross Bubble Lamp. It is beautiful when the light is off, but even more beautiful when it is lit up. We used a compact Fluorescent bulb because we wanted a really white light and it looks fantastic. We just put it up and cannot stop staring at it! Ylighting was very fast and the lamp came in perfect condition. We went to our local DWR and with tax and shipping the lamp was $397, so going through Ylighting was a tremendous savings.
By: Nicole D., Homeowner (Shelby Twp., Michigan)
A wonderful purchase!
The website experience was great because it was very detailed with a schematic information which help me during the remodeling process.
After I ordered the product, I received it about 3-4 days later. The product arrived unscathed, even the box looked was beautiful.
I've owned other George Nelson lamps before, so I knew what I was getting. One thing that I do have to say however, is the product photography casted some shadows which made the product look more defined and attractive. However, in person, it looked a little different. (but still beautiful.)
By: Vince L., Homeowner (Solana Beach, CA)
Great Product. Absolutely Beautiful.
This lamp is absolutely flawless. A timeless classic that is as perfect as the original. The fiberglass body is flexible, which I hadn't anticipated... but it really adds to the glow. Highly recommended.
By: jdmc, (San Francisco, CA)
Beautiful remake of a classic!
The George Nelson Cross Lamp pendant is as interesting today as it was when introduced in 1947. Even more so when illuminated (the cross wire architecture shows through the exterior membrane).
By: Dean W, Homeowner (Palm Springs, CA)
A modern classic to rediscover.
It's beautiful, and affordable. It took a while to arrive, but the wait was worth it. I would do business with YLighting again.
By: Silvia T., Homeowner (Williamsburg, VA)
This is a classic pendant, so you pretty much know what you're getting if you've seen one before - but the most important thing is the quality of service and the speed of delivery... both of which were wonderful...
By: Miguel M., Architect (Brooklyn, NY)
Beautiful Pendant - Delivered Quickly
Love this lamp! Easy installation and a great look. Shipping was efficient.
By: Amy L., Homeowner (Chicago)
We're architects, and when it came time to find just the perfect pendant light for the table in the breakfast room of our 1925 bungalow, we knew to immediately go to YLighting.com. We just clicked on the "Ceiling + Pendant Light" category and were able to narrow down our selection in moments. The Nelson Criss Cross Bubble Lamp is even more beautiful and finely crafted than the cut sheet suggests - a tremendous value from an excellent company. When we needed a longer cord for our 10'-0" ceiling, the folks at Modernica responded immediately and courteously. We're very pleased with our purchase all the way around.
By: Adrienne M., Architect (Columbia, SC, USA)
Beautiful Modern Classic at Affordable Price
The lamp is even more dramatic and beautiful than I expected - a great addition in a large kitchen nook are. It's a bit like having design from the "Jetsons" in the house! I'm pleased enough with this purchase that I'm considering another shape of this design for a hall fixture.
By: RichardN, Homeowner (Hayward, CA, USA)
Even better than I expected
We deliberated over which Nelson lamp to buy and where. DWR was the same price but charged for shipping (it wasn't available in their stores). I was pleased with the service and promptness.
By: David G., Homeowner (Chicago)
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