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Lotus Floor Lamp - Cigar

By George Nelson, from George Nelson Bubble Lamps
$399.00
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  • Made in USA

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 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 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2011-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2011-08-01
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 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2011-10-31
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
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Lotus Floor Lamp - Cigar is rated 4.6735 out of 5 by 49.
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how much assembly

Asked by: gordo
Hi there. This fixture requires minimal assembly. It ships in two boxes, and really only involves orienting the shade portion onto the base and tightening a few things. Assembly instructions come included with the shipment. 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: 2015-06-25

Hi - Is it correct that you do not have this lamp (George Nelson Bubble Lamp - Lotus Floor Lamp, Large) in stock? Kind regards Susanne

Asked by: Susanne
Thanks for your interest in this fixture. The George Nelson Bubble Lamps are some of our bestselling and highest rated products, so when we do have stock at our warehouse they tend to go fast. Production time tends to be about 2 weeks if these fixtures are not readily available at our warehouse, upon which we would ship directly from Modernica itself. If you would like to get a real time estimate and quote, do give us a call anytime at 866.842.6209 and our sales team can accommodate you. Thanks for contacting us! Parin YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Parin
Date published: 2015-06-25
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