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Item #: BUB-PEAR

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

Without question, the George Nelson Bubble Lamp Pear Pendant 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.

Brushed nickel canopy. Each pendant comes with 6 feet of wire that can be field shortened.

Dimensions:

  • Small 11.75"H X 14.25"Dia
  • Medium 19"H X 17"Dia

Lamp Type: INCANDESCENT

Bulbs: 1 X 150W 120V E26 medium base A21 incandescent lamp (not included)

Listing: UL

Manufacturer Specifications: Click to download specifications.

Instructions: Click to download instructions.

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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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. 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.

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful! We ordered three of these GN pendants and hung all of them together, they are really gorgeous and make quite a statement! Our electrician installed them in no time at all and they are really stunning especially at night. No one ever remarked about our last light fixture (which was new) but everyone notices these pendants right away, they are very unique and modern. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because the price is somewhat high for the simplicity of the pendant but I do realize that I am paying for George Nelsons fame and design. Your site had a good price and of course no tax with free shipping, what else can you ask for!
Date published: 2013-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small Size Perfect for Bedroom/Office I have a 1959 ranch house and am in the process of converting a bedroom into a home office. The Nelson Pear lamp was perfect. It's easy to install and an ideal mid-century modern upgrade to the awful ceiling fan the was there before. One thing I didn't read in the reviews was which size Pear Lamp would be right for a bedroom. So, the small is perfect for a 12X12 room. It would also work in a foyer or smaller kitchen. If you're putting it in a dining room, great room, living room or den, you might want to go with the medium. Especially if you have 10-foot ceilings. But in a smaller room with typical mid-century ceiling height, the small is the one to go with. And, yeah, it has a funky smell out of the box. Open a window for 48 hours and you're good.
Date published: 2012-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic no matter where you hang it This is our second Nelson Bubble lamp purchase and we love this one just as much as the first. We hung it in a small alcove and it provides more than enough light with the 60w bulb. Our house is over 100 years old but we've tried to go more modern with the furnishings. This looks great even with our old wood floors and our large detailed mouldings (actually makes those things look better). As always, working with Y-lighting has been a pleasure.
Date published: 2011-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really fantastic and simple design The lamp is extremely well packed, and the easiest pendant we've ever installed. The shade materials are very solid & well made, and yet retain a light, airy feel. The simple design doesn't distract once hung -- it adds a quiet modern elegance to the room. And the white shade materials diffuse the light perfectly. Ylighting provided prompt email communication and shipping service. We are trying to resist purchasing another one...
Date published: 2010-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful lamp that softens the light from florescent bulbs I almost feel silly reviewing this lamp, since it is such a design icon, but it is like functional sculpture. Despite its modern shape, it looks just lovely in the entryway of my traditional house. Because of the soft off white color of the fabric shade, it mellows the florescent-y cast of my "green" light bulbs to a more traditional soft light. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb I purchased this lamp last summer for my newly renovated, contemporary style condo. It is hanging in my dining room, which has vibrant blue-ish / purple-ish walls, so the fresh white color really pops. This lamp gives off a bright but soft glow and is very easy on the eyes. I love the unique shape. I have absolutely no complaints about this lamp.
Date published: 2012-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nelson Pear lamp is a classic modern fixture with an unexpected fun shape. I have used most of the classic mid-century modern Nelson lamps in my Interior office projects and I just tried the Pear shape lamp. I love it. It still has the classic look of the Nelson lamps but it is not a typical shape. It gives the space an unexpected hint of fun and a great classic modern look at the same time. I will use it again.
Date published: 2011-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent purchase and value! I am thoroughly pleased with the Bubble Pear Lamp. The framework and materials used are of excellent quality. While I have not seen it installed yet, I was thoroughly impressed by the packaging of the pendant and little use of packing materials. The pendants also shipped out quickly and arrived in the specified time frame. Thank you!
Date published: 2013-08-12
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Pear Lamp is rated 4.7879 out of 5 by 33.
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Pear Lamp is rated 4.7879 out of 5 by 33.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful! We ordered three of these GN pendants and hung all of them together, they are really gorgeous and make quite a statement! Our electrician installed them in no time at all and they are really stunning especially at night. No one ever remarked about our last light fixture (which was new) but everyone notices these pendants right away, they are very unique and modern. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because the price is somewhat high for the simplicity of the pendant but I do realize that I am paying for George Nelsons fame and design. Your site had a good price and of course no tax with free shipping, what else can you ask for!
Date published: 2013-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small Size Perfect for Bedroom/Office I have a 1959 ranch house and am in the process of converting a bedroom into a home office. The Nelson Pear lamp was perfect. It's easy to install and an ideal mid-century modern upgrade to the awful ceiling fan the was there before. One thing I didn't read in the reviews was which size Pear Lamp would be right for a bedroom. So, the small is perfect for a 12X12 room. It would also work in a foyer or smaller kitchen. If you're putting it in a dining room, great room, living room or den, you might want to go with the medium. Especially if you have 10-foot ceilings. But in a smaller room with typical mid-century ceiling height, the small is the one to go with. And, yeah, it has a funky smell out of the box. Open a window for 48 hours and you're good.
Date published: 2012-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic no matter where you hang it This is our second Nelson Bubble lamp purchase and we love this one just as much as the first. We hung it in a small alcove and it provides more than enough light with the 60w bulb. Our house is over 100 years old but we've tried to go more modern with the furnishings. This looks great even with our old wood floors and our large detailed mouldings (actually makes those things look better). As always, working with Y-lighting has been a pleasure.
Date published: 2011-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really fantastic and simple design The lamp is extremely well packed, and the easiest pendant we've ever installed. The shade materials are very solid & well made, and yet retain a light, airy feel. The simple design doesn't distract once hung -- it adds a quiet modern elegance to the room. And the white shade materials diffuse the light perfectly. Ylighting provided prompt email communication and shipping service. We are trying to resist purchasing another one...
Date published: 2010-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful lamp that softens the light from florescent bulbs I almost feel silly reviewing this lamp, since it is such a design icon, but it is like functional sculpture. Despite its modern shape, it looks just lovely in the entryway of my traditional house. Because of the soft off white color of the fabric shade, it mellows the florescent-y cast of my "green" light bulbs to a more traditional soft light. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb I purchased this lamp last summer for my newly renovated, contemporary style condo. It is hanging in my dining room, which has vibrant blue-ish / purple-ish walls, so the fresh white color really pops. This lamp gives off a bright but soft glow and is very easy on the eyes. I love the unique shape. I have absolutely no complaints about this lamp.
Date published: 2012-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nelson Pear lamp is a classic modern fixture with an unexpected fun shape. I have used most of the classic mid-century modern Nelson lamps in my Interior office projects and I just tried the Pear shape lamp. I love it. It still has the classic look of the Nelson lamps but it is not a typical shape. It gives the space an unexpected hint of fun and a great classic modern look at the same time. I will use it again.
Date published: 2011-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent purchase and value! I am thoroughly pleased with the Bubble Pear Lamp. The framework and materials used are of excellent quality. While I have not seen it installed yet, I was thoroughly impressed by the packaging of the pendant and little use of packing materials. The pendants also shipped out quickly and arrived in the specified time frame. Thank you!
Date published: 2013-08-12
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