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Lotus Floor Lamp - Cigar

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 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: 14"D X 63.5"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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UL
Manufacturer Specifications
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Notes
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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.

George Nelson Bubble Lamps

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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 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.
Date published: 2012-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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 ylighting.com 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.
Date published: 2012-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent "wall of light"! Superb light that easily fills a home office with a massive surface area that provides soft white "wrap around" light that has minimal shadow or glare. I use mine with a 42W CFL (200W equivalent) that lights the whole cigar (Large) up brilliantly. IMO the CFL that came with it is underpowered and too warm. I like a 5000K or even better 6500K light that glows bright white instead of dirty tan/yellow of the soft light bulbs. I spent 4 years looking for the "right" light for my home office and this is without a doubt the perfect light for my needs. No issues with the smell either.
Date published: 2015-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! This floor lamp is not only well constructed, it is beautiful. I added an app controlled light bulb so I can change colors and the brightness levels from my phone. It looks like an art statement. It is modern, whimsical and makes me smile :)
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2011-12-19
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 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: 2013-01-02
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