George Nelson Ball Lamp

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Product: George Nelson Ball Lamp
Designer: George Nelson
Retailer: Modernica

Without question, the George Nelson Bubble Lamp® Ball 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.

Since 1989, Modernica has proven itself with its steadfast commitment to authenticity and craftsmanship. Being at the forefront of rediscovering and relaunching out-of-production pieces, Modernica still uses the same methods and materials to handcraft each lamp that were used in 1952 with Howard Miller’s first production.

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.

The Ball Pendant is available in three sizes. Each lamp comes with a 5.25-inch brushed, nickel-plated steel ceiling plate and 6-feet of cord.

The George Nelson Bubble Lamp® collection is featured in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Modernica is the official site for the George Nelson Bubble Lamp® Collection.

  • Handcrafted in Michigan, U.S.A.
  • Plastic coating over a steel wire-frame, brushed, nickel-plated steel
  • UL-listed. Bulb not included. 150W/120V.
  • UL-rated for bulbs up to 150 watts.

Prices range from $269.00 to $435.00