Bubble Saucer Wall Sconce -Open Box
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Design by George Nelson, 1947.
Made in the U.S.A. by Modernica.
Ball lamp wall sconce. Plug-in cord, on/off switch on the socket. Arm extends 20" from wall. 12 feet of cord with plug. Solid walnut backplate.
- Diffuser: 7.5"H X 17.5"Dia X 20"Ext
- Overall: 33.75"H X 28.25"Dia
Lamp Type: INCANDESCENT
Bulbs: 1 X 60W 120V E26 medium base A21 incandescent lamp (not included)
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.
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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