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Pear Lamp

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.


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


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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By:Cindy M. , Homeowner (CHARLOTTE, NC)

4 out of 5
Simple yet elegant

We have a Nelson lamp and each of the rooms and they all look lovely. Very simple and modern. Makes a big difference in the look and feel of the room. Only small complaint Ive noticed is that Nelson lamps aren't as bright as some other pendant lamps which have the bulb exposed. But I guess that is to be expected.

By:Alice , Homeowner (CA)

4 out of 5
good product with this price

By:MJ Construction Young Yi , Designer (Las Vegas, NV )

5 out of 5

My baby's room wouldn't be complete without the Nelson Pear Lamp! It casts a wonderful light in her baby pink room.

By:skim , Homeowner

5 out of 5
Nelson Pear Light looks great after it was hung.

The G. Nelson medium pear light looks great hung in a stairwell. We're using it with a 23 watt compact fluorescent bulb (2700K) and it gives a beautiful soft glow. Works well with well with contempory/deco/asian decor.

By:arabix , Homeowner (Pittsburgh, PA)

5 out of 5
Nelson Pear Light looks great after it was hung.

The G. Nelson medium pear light looks great hung in a stairwell. We're using it with a 23 watt compact fluorescent bulb (2700K) and it gives a beautiful soft glow. Works well with well with contempory/deco/asian decor.

By:arabix , Homeowner (Pittsburgh, PA)

5 out of 5
perfect match

fixtures matched perfectly with the rest of the decor

By:kenclaire electric , Homeowner (westbury,ny)

5 out of 5
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...

By:Nicole K. , Homeowner (california)

5 out of 5
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!

By:BendMom (BendOr)

5 out of 5

Quick delivery, looks lovley in our front enterance. Look forward to futher buisness in the future with Y lighting

By:John B. , Homeowner (Milwaukee)

5 out of 5
Love this Nelson pendant

This is the third Nelson pendant I've purchased, and I love this pear shape. The smaller size looks more significant in person and gives a modern touch without being too much. I have this in a reading corner of a study/family room area and I bet it would be great in a hallway or staircase too.

By:Adelaide , Homeowner (Chicago, IL)

5 out of 5
It is a piece of modern art!

The quality of this fixture is nice, and the size is perfect for a mid-size room. It provides good lighting and works well with a dimmer.
Picked this one together with my 9 year old daughter. The lamp is in her room and she loves it.

By:Home , Homeowner (San Diego, CA)

5 out of 5
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.

By:Kari S. , Designer (Minneapolis)

5 out of 5
Beautiful fixture

I love the Nelson lamp series! Beautiful, sleek and modern.

By:Elizabeth K. , Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY)

4 out of 5
like a hanging piece of artwork
4 out of 5
Great product with fast shipping

The lamp was delivered in the good condition and fast shipping. very satisfied.

By:Lala , Homeowner (Washington DC)

5 out of 5
How can you go wrong with george nelson?

This little pendant lamp replaced a pretty dated mini candelabra with chain swag in our late 50's home and it looks and feels great. Instant makeover--everything in its proximity feels fresh and new again.

By:Nancy , Homeowner (Seattle, WA USA)

5 out of 5
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.

By:Kerry T. , Homeowner (Bristol, RI)

5 out of 5
Great light

The pear pendant is a stylish, great-looking light. You can't go wrong with a George Nelson bubble light.

By:M.C. (Philadelphia)

5 out of 5

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.

By:Jenna , Homeowner (Washington, DC)

5 out of 5
Beautiful Classic

I bought three bubble lamps to hang in my dining room. I knew I wanted the saucer and the cigar and it was a difficult decision choosing between the round and the pear. The unusual shape of the pear won out. It looks great with the other two.
Ordering was a breeze. Shipping was very quick and everything arrived without a problem.

By:Anna R. , Homeowner (Scottsdale, AZ)

5 out of 5
Beautiful timeless design, easy installation

We put in one of the new Philips LED light bulbs instead of the usual incandescents or CFLs and it glows beautifully.

Installation took 10 min. Super easy.

Y Lighting was the most price competitive seller on the web.

By:Andre H. , Homeowner (Hillsborough, CA)

4 out of 5

Gorgeous lamp - outstanding, timeless look.

5 out of 5
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.

By:Owen (Greenville, SC)

5 out of 5
Nelson lamps sets the tone

This is the third Nelson lamp I have added to my NYC apartment and like the others it has transformed the space it lights through its unique texture and the warming glow it casts into all corners of the room.

By:Larry , Designer

5 out of 5
Great choice

I like the brushed nickel canopy and metal rims, and the warm off white color of the shade.

By:Fran T. , Homeowner (Los Angeles)

4 out of 5
Beautiful, but small

This is smaller than the other saucer/ball/apple george nelson lamps that I purchased. Each to go bedrooms. The pear is probably my least favourite and the apple best fit for a bedroom. But really they are all classics and really you can't go wrong with any of them.

By:Amanda W. , Homeowner (Vancouver Canada)

5 out of 5
I love my Nelson Bubble Lamp

It glows!! I was also very pleased with the material that it is constructed with. I have it in my kitchen and was concerned that it might not be easy to clean. It's perfect.

By:Judi C. , Homeowner (Alexandria, VA)

5 out of 5
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!

By:Arthur M. , Designer (San Francisco, CA)

4 out of 5

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!

By:Jo J. , Homeowner (Minneapolis)

5 out of 5
Cool !

beautifully made, great to have no shipping fee, and a 15 day return - I couldn't find any other stores with this. Packing was excellent. I love the lamp, especially the small size and ability to have a 150 watt bulb.
I'd like to know if it is washable.

By:Rue (Sonoma, Ca. US)

5 out of 5
Great product/ company

The lamp is so unique, elegant in style.. YLighting is always my Go-To light source.

By:Mark M. , Homeowner (Milwaukee)

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