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Propeller Lamp

By George Nelson, from George Nelson Bubble Lamps
$365.00
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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 Propeller 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
  • Overall: 14"H X 21"Dia
  • Ceiling Plate: 5.25"Dia
Lamp Type
INCANDESCENT
Bulbs
1 X 150W 120V E26 medium base A21 incandescent lamp (not included)
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Item Number
BUB-PROPELLER

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

Without question, the George Nelson Bubble Lamp Propeller 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.

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 Timeless Design The light quality from this lamp is soft and beautiful. The look is timeless. Its made from top quality materials as well. It has inspired me to purchase more from the collection in the future.
Date published: 2012-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product at price point Pros - retro contemporary, easy install (light electric), gives off great glow Con - pacakaging could be much better, first one arrived damaged. It was handled quickly and proffeesionally
Date published: 2011-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful!!! We have the Propeller Lamp as well as the Saucer Lamp, and couldn't be happier. This is an absolutely beautiful lamp, that is great for a really high ceiling. It's a true piece of art!!
Date published: 2013-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for our master bedroom, great price point! When I was considering a pendant light for our master bedroom, the architect recommended this one. It looks great in the large master bedroom and you can't beat the price.
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent and attractive. Pictures do not do this fixture justice. The "propellers" are more pronounced than photos show. We have bubble fixtures in both of our sons rooms.
Date published: 2012-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for our space Completely satisfied. When we saw it in Chicago we knew we had to have it and it fits perfectly in our home. Now time to do the guest room!
Date published: 2014-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it! very excited about getting is light into place. we are currently building a home so it hasn't been hung yet. looks awesome from the box.
Date published: 2011-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from we love it we love the nelson propellor lamp and are so happy to have found it at y lighting. it looks beautiful in our new kitchen!
Date published: 2008-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely, clean lamp with character. I like the propeller because it's different and more unique than the other Nelson lamps, which tend to be more common.
Date published: 2011-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Lamp The included cable is long enough to work in rooms with high (13'-15') ceilings and can, of course, be shortened.
Date published: 2011-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Light Fixture! We have a cluster for 7 nelson bubble lamps in the entry of our apartment complex lobby and they look fabulous.
Date published: 2014-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Beautiful! I found it very easy to install, instructions were easy to follow. The lamp is so beautiful when installed.
Date published: 2010-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Product This product is Beautiful! Very well made it will be a great accent for our clients' Master Dressing Room.
Date published: 2009-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mid-century Perfection The perfect dining room fixture to complete a mid century remodel. Tons of warm light in an iconic design.
Date published: 2013-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A tour de force- classic, yet fresh. The propeller lamp added brilliance to a simple room and we received wonderful service from Ylighting.
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from quirky and luminous If you've got a big space/tall ceiling for this one, it is just great with a soft luminous feeling.
Date published: 2008-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great fixture I really love the george nelson bubble lamps. They are fun and modern and work well in groupings.
Date published: 2010-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks and performs great! Very happy with purchase, adds great dimension to the living room and is functional.
Date published: 2014-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great focal point for a room I love this lighting fixture. The pictures do not do it justice.
Date published: 2012-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my mid-century modern kitchen. The Nelson Propeller Lamp looks amazing whether it's on or off!
Date published: 2013-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lamp, good service We love this lamp, and the service was helpful and quick.
Date published: 2010-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Light Love this classic light. Gives off the perfect glow.
Date published: 2014-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is beautiful I just live this light
Date published: 2012-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Illuminates the Senses My aesthetic is mildly modern, I own a few popular mid-century pieces such as the Eames lounge, a case study rocker and tulip table. I find that these pieces are timeless and mix well with just about any interior design, they are not strictly for modern interiors. I've now added the George Nelson Propeller lamp in my kitchen dining nook right over my tulip table, I'm pleased to report it looks awesome. The lamp has a beautiful glow with my white light CFL and catches the eye even unlit during the day. It truly is a fascinating piece, so much so my wife who doesn't care much for modern design insisted on ordering another one ( CC Saucer - also a wonderful eye catcher). To add to this, I would imagine like myself most buyers are going to wonder if this item is worth the cost. That's a legitimate question, the lamp is wonderful, does it look like it costs $300+... I'm not going to lie, someone uninformed will probably ask if you got it at Ikea. That being said its very well constructed and I like that its made in Michigan just like they made them over 60 years ago. For me I appreciate the design and detail that Modernica has put into the George Nelson lamps, so I have no regret about paying what I did since it brings a positive feeling when ever I view it. Installation took about 30 minutes with removal of my old lamp, very easy compared to some other lamp installations that I have done over the years.
Date published: 2013-09-27
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