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Lotus Floor Lamp - Cigar

By George Nelson, from George Nelson Bubble Lamps
$399.00
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Design by George Nelson, 1947.
Handcrafted in Michigan, U.S.A. by Modernica.

Without question, the George Nelson Bubble Lamp Cigar Floor Lamp 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.

Floor lamp offered in brushed nickel finish with a brushed nickel or walnut base. Select from three shade sizes.

Shown in large with brushed nickel stem and base.

Dimensions
  • Small: 10"D X 54"H
  • Medium: 11.5"D X 59"H
  • Large: 15"D X 61.5"H
Material(s)
steel, walnut, wood
Lamp Type
INCANDESCENT
Bulbs
1 X 150W 120V E26 medium base A21 incandescent lamp (not included)
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Item Number
BUB-LOTUS-FLOOR-CIGAR

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

Without question, the George Nelson Bubble Lamp Cigar Floor Lamp 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.

Floor lamp offered in brushed nickel finish with a brushed nickel or walnut base. Select from three shade sizes.

Shown in large with brushed nickel stem and base.

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 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.
Date published: 2011-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2011-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from beautiful glow We bought this lamp for the corner of our family room and needed something that wasnt terribly bright on while next to our wall mounted TV. the base is a little wobbly (which is why giving 4 star) so we had to prop something underneath it, but its a heavy base so there is no fear of it tipping over. It gives off a gorgeous soft glow but again gives enough light. Beautiful.
Date published: 2015-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2011-10-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Our George Nelson Cigar Floor Lamp is the finishing touch to our mid-century furnished home. It'¬ôs 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!
Date published: 2014-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2011-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2014-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Love the lamp, we choose the large cigar lamp - it looks fabulous in a modern /mid century dining room. When the lamp is on... gives a lovely diffused look. I was worried the lamp would be too big for the space but works very well. Product was well package, delivery was swift.
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2011-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2009-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 =)
Date published: 2011-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2011-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2008-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-06-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2011-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this floor lamp! We love this floor lamp. The style is perfect in our mid-century modern living room. We are happy we got the large size as scale is right next to our sofa.
Date published: 2015-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool! 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.
Date published: 2012-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic 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.
Date published: 2013-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2011-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice lamp Great design. Looks great! On another note, procesing and delivery by YLighting was perfect. Will order from them again
Date published: 2009-11-16
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