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Pear Lamp

By George Nelson, from George Nelson Bubble Lamps
$325.00
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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
  • 6 feet of field-adjustable cord
Material(s)
Plastic, Steel
Lamp Type
INCANDESCENT
Bulbs
1 X 150W 120V E26 medium base A21 incandescent lamp (not included)
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Item Number
BUB-PEAR

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.

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", or 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 Iconic lamp perfect fit paired with saucer! Nelson Pear lamp was an integral part of the remodel on our midcentury renovation! YLighting service and delivery was fantastic!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product/ company The lamp is so unique, elegant in style.. YLighting is always my Go-To light source.
Date published: 2014-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-12-13
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great choice I like the brushed nickel canopy and metal rims, and the warm off white color of the shade.
Date published: 2013-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-12-17
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
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