Design George Nelson, 1952 Steel skeleton, self-webbing soft plastic Made in USA by Herman Miller
Part of the Nelson Bubble Lamp series, the Nelson Cigar Bubble Pendant has the rounded shape of its namesake, with clean parallel lines accentuating its spherical silhouette. The lamp comes with a ceiling plate, which allows it to it delicately float overhead. George Nelson designed the Bubble Lamp series in 1952.
Use with up to 150 watt bulb. Light bulb not included. Hardwiring required.
A Soft Radiance
The Nelson Cigar Bubble Pendant casts a soft, even light as it is hung from the ceiling with the help of a plate and a 6 foot long cord. It is available in small, medium, large and extra-large sizes. The origin of these lamps was in 1952, when Nelson was inspired by set of Swedish hanging lamps that were tediously crafted with a silk covering. The bigger challenge, however, was their expensive price. Nelson decided to make his own set, and arrived at an innovative process that replaced the silk shade with a translucent plastic material, making them available at a modest price.
small: 14" h | 10.5" dia medium: 21" h | 13" dia large: 33" h | 15" dia Extra Large: 50" h | 18.75" dia