Design by George Nelson, 1947.
Without question, the George Nelson Bubble Lamp® Cigar Table 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.
Table lamp with brushed nickel stem and base. Pull switch located on lampholder.
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Dimensions: 10"D X 26.5"H
Lamp Type: incandescent
Bulbs: 1 X 150W 120V E26 medium base A21 incandescent lamp (not included)
Manufacturer Specifications: Click to download Specifications.
Instructions: Click to download Instructions.
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.
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.
Exceptionally glad to have this lamp light a room and make a statement.
Perfect lamp for lighting up a space. It is a beautifully attractive, rugged product that makes a clean, mid-century modern statement. Complements the other Nelson ceiling fixtures in the house. Well-balanced on a nice stand, the walnut end on the pull-chain is the greatest finishing touch. Highly recommended!
By: Aida, Homeowner (New Jersey)
Piece of Art
Love this light - it makes a statement without screaming. Casts a soft light, not ideal for reading but good for ambient lighting. Modern styling without being too "cold"
By: L.H., Homeowner (Boston, MA)
I love everything about Nelson Bubble Lamps!
I am biased since I absolutely love Nelson Bubble Lamps. Arrived on time, in perfect shape.
By: Tim, Homeowner (DC)
A perfect table lamp for our small living room.
We had difficulty finding a lamp for the end table to fit with our tiny size living room (10x14 feet). Thanks to the Lotus Table Lamp- Cigar by Nelson. It 's slender brightens up the tiny room and even makes the room look larger. We are extremely happy with it.
By: Hoasa, Homeowner (Washington DC, USA)
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