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Design by George Nelson, 1947.
Made in the U.S.A. by Modernica.

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.

Floor lamp with brushed nickel stem and base. Choose from three shade sizes. Steel frame with polymer covering.

Notes: Express shipping is not available on this item.


  • Medium: 11.5"D X 59"H
  • Large: 14"D X 63.5"H


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

Listing: UL

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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Customer Reviews 4.5 out of 5
5 out of 5
It completes the room...

I used this to replace a fragile & expensive Nogucci lamp that had run it's course in one of our hotels. It offers a great quality of diffused light and we will continue to use them as replacements going forward.

By:Jenny K. , Designer (Santa Monica, CA, USA)

5 out of 5
I love it!

Superfast shipping, product is much studier than I expected. Great experience!

By:Betty H. , Designer (Pasadena CA)

5 out of 5
A simple stylish addition to any room

These lamps are great! We got one for a bedroom, then decided to get another for the living room. Another benefit is that we use this single-bulb lamp now in the evenings, and kill the overhead track lights which saves electricity and the environment.

By:NW , Homeowner (New York, NY)

4 out of 5
Very nice lamp

Great design. Looks great!
On another note, procesing and delivery by YLighting was perfect. Will order from them again

By:Stephane A. , Renter (NYC)

5 out of 5
Well proportioned for large spaces - timeless design.

...plan on ordering more. The service at Ylighting is second to none.

By:Arch MD , Designer (Midwest)

5 out of 5
These are beautiful floor lamps that add character to my living room.

The classic design is timeless! I appreciated the customer service from YLighting for this purchase, and recommend them highly.

By:D. W. , Homeowner (Pasadena, California)

5 out of 5
Outstanding Lamp with perfect design and lighting!

I had considered this floor lamp for a long time and finally bought it through Y-Living. The lamp arrived very quickly, in perfect condition and was easy to assemble. The design and quality of the light is perfect! Only sorry that I did not buy it eariler!

By:Nancy W. , Homeowner (Hermosa Beach, CA, USA)

4 out of 5
Easy to assemble, but...

We received the lamp in a timely manner, but when we opened the box with the base, the light bulb, which was just wrapped in a thin sheet (bag-like) of styrofoam, had been broken into countless pieces. To prevent mecury poisoning, we had to quickly open the windows, ban the dogs to another room, and vacuumed the pieces. What a disappointment with the packing that would allow the bulb to break!

By:Beane , Homeowner (austin, tx)

4 out of 5
Tasteful, stylish and versatile.

The Nelson bubble floor lamp (medium height, cigar shape) is a great addition to any home. The lamp is quite versatile-- it can be used in a casual setting or in a more formal setting. It was easy to set up and is elegant.

By:Joyce F. , Homeowner (New York, NY)

4 out of 5
George Nelson Lotus Floor Lamp, just beautiful.

The lamp arrived just as expected. Beautiful addition to my living room. It was shipped and arrived in perfect condition. This is my second experience with YLighting and on both occasions I was completely satisfied with the product. Keep up the good work!

By:Gregory D.

4 out of 5
Stylish and bright.

We purchased the largest size of the Lotus Cigar lamp. Quite a splurge for us, but one we're not likely to regret. The lamp is stylish and bright, we use it as a general light for our living room, which has no ceiling fixture. It's big, yes, but the shape is so reduced that it isn't dominating the room. Room for improvement: I wish it came with a built-in dimmer.

By:Anya , Homeowner (wisconsin)

5 out of 5
I absolutely love it!

I ordered two cigar floor lamps for my living room. I was scared they would look too generically mid-century sterile, but they don't. the light that comes through the shade is soft, muted and perfect, even with a high wattage bulb. I love the floor switch, which is responsive with barely a nudge of my toe. I highly recommend this floor lamp and Ylighting!

By:Alice , Homeowner (Brooklyn)

5 out of 5
Fabulous lamp!

This a classic! Goes well in my retro modern home. It's a must have!

By:Lovesretromod (Scottsdale, AZ)

4 out of 5
Attractive, but a little wobbly

Definitely like the look of this lamp. The shade is of sturdy construction. However, the stand wobbles a little. I don't know if this is normal or if I got a defective product, but it's okay as long as I don't touch it.

By:Linda , Homeowner (California)

5 out of 5
Nelson Bubble lamp, Iconic and Fabulous !

This is my second nelson purchase from Ylighting .Fabulous looks fantastic (wish they made an even bigger one).Ylighting is a pleasure to do business with,great customer service,prompt delivery and packed perfectly . Thnxs Ylighting =)

By:Raymond B. , Designer (East Boston,Ma.)

4 out of 5
Love my new Lotus Floor Bubble Lamp!

I recently purchased the Lotus Floor Bubble Lamp, and it's made a great addition to my urban style loft. It was delivered promptly and came in perfect condition! It looks modern, yet classic. I got the medium, which is a versatile size. However, if you're looking to make a bold statement, I suggest going with the large.

By:Ashley S. , Homeowner

5 out of 5
Classic, eye catching, beautiful

This is a great lamp, full of character but classic enough to work in a variety of settings. I paired it with a comfortable chair and ottoman in my living room. I also purchased the Robert Abbey Ariel table lamp and the lines of the two lamps look great together. My only regret is buying the medium - I think the large would be better for most rooms. Also, the shade casts a very bright white color when on in the evening -I would prefer a more subdued glow.

By:Lisa , Renter (Indiana)

5 out of 5
Love it!

We placed this lamp in our living room, right in our huge window overlooking the street. It's not the most logical placement, but I want everyone to see how cool it is!

By:Keely P. , Homeowner (Duluth, MN)

5 out of 5
A lighting design classic!

I'd been coveting a Nelson Bubble floor lamp for some time. The light that shines from this is even and attractive. The quality of construction is evident. The base is all one piece, providing strength and stability, and the lamp shade is shipped in a separate box.

Moreover, the Nelson Bubble lamps are still proudly made in the United States!

This is a classic lighting purchase. I have mine in my bedroom, but they would do well in a living room or study as well.

By:Richard D. , Homeowner (San Diego, CA)

4 out of 5
Excellent, easy to assemble lamp that goes well with many interiors

My wife and I bought this lamp for our living room to match a Nelson pendant lamp in our dining room. They are perfect together and really balance the rooms, complementing our mid-century credenza and modern furniture. Nice lamp, high quality and super easy to assemble. Worth the cash.

By:Paul W. (Moscow)

5 out of 5
Great addition to our bedroom!

Always loved this lamp and very glad I purchased it. Gives off balanced light throughout the room and has a great clean style.

By:Aaron , Homeowner (Virginia)

4 out of 5
Great decor look of the lamp & great quality of light (soft indirect).

A classic light being perfectly re-done. Nice, professional, and prompt service from YLighting.

By:Dale M. , Homeowner (Topanga, CA)

4 out of 5
Great decor look of the lamp & great quality of light (soft indirect).

A classic light being perfectly re-done. Nice, professional, and prompt service from YLighting.

Manufacturer defect in packing of the lamp base resulting in damage. YLighting is on top of it to get me a replacement lamp base from the manufacturer.

By:Dale M.

5 out of 5
Outstanding Product

This is a great product. Super fast delivery and ease with ordering. Thanks again

By:A.B. , Designer (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

4 out of 5
We had shipping/damage issues but the product is awesome!

Ordered Cigar Lamp. Received it via UPS and both base and shade were damaged. (The boxes were mangled, so it looked like a shipping issue). We ordered lamp thru but it was shipped by a store in California. I guess ylighting is a web-based middleman. Anyway, the customer service dept at ylighting was amazing (thank you Sherie) and arranged a call tag to ship the damaged lamp back and replaced it with a perfect new lamp. I would recommend ylighting to anyone. Their relationship with other lighting companies may cause issues...but ylighting takes full responsibility. As far as price...every on-line retailer sells these lamps for the same price, so it is all about customer service.

By:Terry R. (Philadelphia, PA)

5 out of 5

We have this is our basement TV/office room. It looks great with both my husband's traditional desk and our more modern media center. Excellent quality.

By:Jill , Homeowner (Seattle)

5 out of 5
Really cool shape! Gives off great light!

The lamp looks great in a modern living room. The light is bright and the size is not too overwhelming!

By:Jillian S. , Homeowner (New York, NY )

5 out of 5
beautiful, a quality-made modern classic

The George Nelson bubble lamp (medium) is a classic and I can see why it has been around for decades. The covering on the bubble is an interesting textured plastic that is high quality and gives the light a warm and interesting diffused glow, while providing enough light for reading. I had purchased this lamp and anothe style, thinking I would keep one. This is one of our favorite lamps and we seriously considered ordering the large size for another space in the house, but I had spent enough money this month!
YLighting was very helpful and matched the sale price found at another site. Delivery took about a week.

By:PrairieStyle , Homeowner (birmingham, AL)

5 out of 5
A modern classic

The George Nelson Lotus Floor Lamp is a gorgeous addition to my new home. I have it placed in my bedroom and it distributes a warm ambient light that's perfect for reading. I love this lamp so much, I'm thinking about getting a table lamp version. This lamp was my first purchase through YLighting and it won't be my last as the package came fast and in perfect condition.

By:Jenny Y. , Designer (West Los Angeles, CA)

5 out of 5
I had this lamp in my wish list forever.

I love this lamp and the entire Nelson lamp collection. I am glad to know that Y Lighting has them for less than other showrooms and the free shipping is a plus.

By:J.F. , Designer (Florida)

5 out of 5
Great room lighting from a great design!

This was the perfect lamp for my room and it provides a nice warm light. Very zen.

By:Lew , Homeowner (New York, NY)

5 out of 5
Great way to light up a dark corner!

I purchased this light to brighten a corner of my living room that didn't get much natural light. The high-quality shade diffuses light perfectly and brightens the whole room. I only use a 25W incandescent bulb in this fixture and it's plenty bright.

By:SeattleLights , Homeowner (Seattle, WA, USA)

5 out of 5

This will dress up any room handsomely. Classic look and a beautiful soft warm diffusion of light. This is my second one now, worth every penny.

By:alegrianyc , Homeowner (Las Vegas, NV)

5 out of 5
Can't go wrong with a Nelson!

This was the perfect accent to our HR Office. As a showroom for furniture we needed something simple and classic and this perfectly fit the bill while providing a warm light source.

By:Cindy C. , Designer (Seattle, WA)

5 out of 5

The small cigar lotus floor lamp is great for my bedroom.

By:Saralee F. , Homeowner (Atlanta, GA)

5 out of 5

Love the lamp. Simple, elegant design works in any setting and is very well made.

By:Anonymous , Homeowner (Colorado)

3 out of 5
Love the light, loathe the smell

The lamp is beautiful, but it came pout of the box with just the worst (chemical) smell and continues to smell up the small room it is in. I hope it goes away with time.

By:Lee , Homeowner (Pittsburgh, PA)

3 out of 5
The light is lovely but damaged.

I ordered two large cigar lamps and they are beautiful. However, one of them is damaged at the top and I did not see it for a while because it is taller than I am. It is so hard to re-package and return that I am keeping it, but will probably not order again. The damage is such that it should have been seen by the person or persons who packaged the lamp.

By:Ellen F. , Homeowner (Bloomfield, NJ)

5 out of 5
Excellent Light!

This floor lamp is quality, I purchased two of these for my livingroom and could not be happier!

By:Byron T. , Homeowner (San Antonio, Texas)

5 out of 5
Classic mid-century lamp

This is a fantastic lamp--we have a mid-century style room with a mix of antique and new furnishings. The lamp is a perfect fit for the space, and highly functional. It doubles as a practice light instead of a stand light for the musician in our family. Walnut base warms the look.
George Nelson design is elegant--we are very happy with the lamp.

By:Anonymous , Homeowner (Chicago)

5 out of 5
Love it!

Our George Nelson Cigar Floor Lamp is the finishing touch to our mid-century furnished home. It'™s classic and elegant. Curiously, the on-line catalog write-up suggested a 150 watt bulb, but it came with a 60 watt that provides a perfect soft glow. It was easy to assemble. In short, this rare, smooth transaction makes our new lamp all the more perfect!

By:Gitta M. , Homeowner (Guilford, CT)

5 out of 5
This lamp is functional, as well as a piece of art!

I love this lamp! My style is transitional and this lamp looks exceptional in my living room. It adds style to the decor as well as drawing the eye as art would. I saw this lamp on Sarah Susanka's site of The Not So Big House. I knew I had to have it. I am so happy with my purchase!

By:Mary C. , Homeowner (Michigan)

5 out of 5
A truly iconic lamp.

This lamp did not disappoint. It arrived quickly and packaged well, in two separate boxes. The shade is a plastic material which provides a nice glow with the bulb that was included.


5 out of 5
Great, simple, classic

I have both the floor and ceiling version of this lamp. Both fit well in midcentury and modern environments. The floor lamp is easy to assemble and is well made. It does have a slight plastic odor that takes a week or more to disappear. It comes with a CFL bulb and has a nice glow however it does not have a dimmer.

By:seattle modern , Homeowner (seattle, wa)

5 out of 5
MCM style and timeless design

Perfect light to put next to your couch or reading chair. Simple elegance, beautifully made to delight you and complement any contemporary interior.

By:Richard A. , Homeowner (Massachusetts)

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