New Net N-789 Pendant Light
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Design by George Nelson, 1947.
Handcrafted in Michigan, U.S.A. by Modernica.
The Net Light is a standard of modern vocabulary. George Nelson designed the first lamps in 1947 using simple sculptural shapes constructed of an innovative taut plastic that coats a steel wire frame. Nelson's unique design and ingenious use of materials eliminate glare and provide an abundant, diffused light. This timeless design is ideal for entryways, hallways and bedrooms. Brushed nickel finished hardware.
Material(s): Resin, Plastic
Dimensions: 16"D X 38"H
Lamp Type: INCANDESCENT
Bulbs: 1 X 150W 120V E26 (medium base) incandescent lamp (not included)
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.See other lights/products from George Nelson
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