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Saucer Criss Cross Lamp

By George Nelson, from George Nelson Bubble Lamps
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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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Manufacturer Specifications
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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 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!
Date published: 2012-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Modern Classic at Affordable Price 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.
Date published: 2008-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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...
Date published: 2010-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elegant Classic Ultra versatile, midcentury classic with minimalist feel. This Pendant is very light and fairly easy to install. It takes a single, 65W bulb. If you're lighting a large area you may want to use more than one Pendant. The power cord is adjustable in length, you will need to strip some wires before installing. The membrane covering the the wire frame is easy to clean (wipe with damp cloth) and more pliable than expected. Y lighting shipping was very fast and the status of the shipment was constantly updated via email. Great customer service as well. I would definitively recommend both, product and store.
Date published: 2013-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2011-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this light! This is a BEAUTIFUL light, I love it! Adds great character to the room.
Date published: 2015-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful purchase! 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.
Date published: 2008-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and we love it! This pendant lamp has transformed our dining room. We went from a traditional chandelier ( pewter with 6 "candles") to the saucer criss cross lamp. We were concerned that it might take up too much space after the open look of the chandelier, but the opposite has happened, the size small has opened the above-table space of our dining room, and looks great with our Danish modern table and chairs and Stickley cupboard. Because it is relatively shallow, we were advised to use an appliance bulb in it, so that the light source would be somewhat recessed; that works well.
Date published: 2013-08-09
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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:
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

Can I use an LED bulb in this light fixture?

Asked by:
Thanks for your interest in this design. Although the fixture is intended for an incandescent bulb, you can certainly use an LED bulb of a complementary wattage that has an E26 medium base, which makes it compatible with the socket. LEDs do have the advantage of not generating heat, increasing the lifespan of the bulb and requiring very little maintenance. 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! Parin YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Parin
Date published: 2015-02-10

What type of bulb does the medium take?

Asked by: Valerie1
Thanks for your interest in this fixture. The medium size requires a 150W 120V E26 medium base A21 incandescent bulb, which is common to find in any home department store. Should you need 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! Parin YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Parin
Date published: 2015-01-05

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

Asked by: Bunny Marie
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