Nelson Saucer Bubble Pendant


Designed by George Nelson, produced by Herman Miller®



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Nelson Saucer Bubble Pendant

Nelson Saucer Bubble Pendant

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The Nelson Saucer Bubble Pendant, a wide, saucer-shaped ceiling lamp, illuminates the space around it in soft, diffused light as it floats overhead. The timeless Nelson Bubble Lamps, originally designed in 1952, beautifully complement contemporary interiors.
Nelson Saucer Bubble Pendant


Cord Length: 10’
Small: 60W max
Medium, Large, X Large: 150W max
Accommodates incandescent, florescent, and LED bulb (not included)
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Packaging Type:
Packaging Dimensions:
19" x 19" x 10"
Package Weight:
5 lbs.
Assembly Required:
No. Requires hardwired installation. 
All sizes, except small, use with up to 150 watt bulb. For the small size, use with up to 60 watt bulb. Light bulb not included. Hardwiring required.
Care and Maintenance

With regular care and maintenance, your Herman Miller furniture will provide years of superior performance and satisfaction. To maintain the finish quality of your Herman Miller product, please follow the cleaning procedures provided below.

The instructions for the care and maintenance of Herman Miller products are provided to you as a service. No warranty is implied since results may vary.


Plastic Polymer

Normal cleaning

Use a feather duster, a clean soft white cloth, or vacuum with a clean soft brush attachment as needed. For stubborn stains, clean the surface using a soft clean white absorbent cloth with a solution of mild soap and warm water. Wipe down surfaces with the damp cloth and dry with a clean soft white cloth. 

Avoid using glass cleaners, abrasive cleaning compounds, ammonia, or bleach; they may damage the surface of the plastic and result in discoloration. Make sure cleaning materials are free of grit and other foreign materials.

Coated Metal 
Brushed Nickel Trim

Normal cleaning

Wash coated metal surfaces with a soft cloth soaked in detergent and warm water; rinse thoroughly and dry. Remove scuff marks with pre-softened paste wax, following the instructions on the label. After polishing, apply a pre-softened automotive paste wax to restore original sheen.

Do not use abrasive, acid, alcohol–based, or solvent–based cleaners; they may damage the paint finish.

User Adjustments
  Small Medium Large X Large
Height 7" 10" 14" 22"
Width 17.5" 25" 35" 50"
Cord Length 10' 10' 10' 10'
Wattage 60 Max 150 Max 150 Max 150 Max



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The pendant takes pride of place in the living room in an open concept apartment renovation recently completed for my elderly parents. They love it! This timeless design feels just as appointed today as when it was first created by George Nelson.
June 8, 2020
4 months ago
A 20th Century Icon
I have alway loved these George Nelson designs, grew up in the 50’s with one hanging in my bedroom. Delighted that they are still in production and that we have one to use in our new home. We may get another one to use in another space. Elegant simplicity!
June 6, 2020
2 months ago
Loving my new Nelson Saucer light fixture. I’ve been looking at this light for years and it looks gorgeous! Ordering and delivery was painless. Thank you!
June 1, 2020
2 months ago
Love these lights!
We purchased five of the medium sized lights for our new home. We could not be more happy with the lights themselves, as well as the purchasing experience with Herman Miller. Highly recommend!
May 27, 2020
2 months ago
Bubble Lamp
For years I had admired the lamp in photos & I finally ordered one. Gorgeous lamp! So simple but yet so grand.
May 9, 2020
3 months ago
Beautiful lamp
This lamp is so beautiful. Really brings together our dining area. Soft, glowing light. Highly recommend!
May 1, 2020
3 months ago
Beautiful and timeless. Fast delivery and easy to install.
April 7, 2020
4 months ago
March 22, 2020
4 months ago
Beautiful Saucer
I bought the Nelson saucer lamp for over the kitchen table. It is beautifully made and looks wonderful in a modern kitchen. Thank you!
March 16, 2020
4 months ago
A timeless piece
This is a classic design and suits any space. We are really happy with the quality and timeless design.

On a practical note the installation is a bit cumbersome mostly due to the fact the shade is directly connected to the light fixture and cannot be detached.
November 25, 2019
8 months ago

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What is the diameter of the small, medium and larg?
Inaam on Mar 9, 2018
Best Answer: The Nelson Saucer Bubble Pendant sizes are the following dimensions:

Small: 7" by 17.5"

Medium: 10" by 25"

Large: 14" by 35"

If you have any other questions, I can be reached at 888.798.0202 or hmstore@hermanmiller.com.
is the cord length adjustable? I would like mine to be shorter.
NellE on May 5, 2019
Best Answer: The Nelson Pendants come with a 10 foot cord. You could cut the cord to make it shorter. The Nelson Bubble Pendants require hardwired installation. We recommend working with an electrician to cut the cord and install the pendant.
My new bubble lamp has an unpleasant odor. Is this from spraying the plastic on the wire? Is it normal? Will it go away?
Carol M on Mar 17, 2019
Best Answer: The shades on Nelson Bubble Lamps are created by a spherical frame with perforated rings that are inserted with steel wires, a construction that retains its shape under tension. It is then sprayed with a resinous lacquer to form a fibrous web, and a final coat of plastic is applied, creating a smooth, translucent skin. The shade starts off in a liquid state and the compounds used dissipate as the shade dries, which can cause a slight odor. The scent potency will lessen quicker when placed in an open, well-ventilated area. Any compounds used have undergone testing to ensure appropriate safety standards. The scent or odor will continue to lessen over time.
what kind of bulbs do I need to use in the nelson bubble?
megbrown on Apr 13, 2018
Best Answer: The Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp requires 1 light bulb and is rated for use with up to a 150 watt bulb.

For additional questions, we can be reached at hmstore@hermanmiller.com or 888.798.0202.
what is the weight of the extra large?
josh h on Sep 26, 2019
Best Answer: (x-large) 36 lbs.; 54" x 55" x 24"
How many bulbs are in the small and medium saucers?
Bruce on Mar 26, 2018
Best Answer: There is one bulb in the small and medium Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp.

For any additional questions, we can be reached at hmstore@hermanmiller.com or 888.798.0202.
Is this something best suited for an electrician to install or can one install it by oneself?
Garth on Nov 26, 2019
Best Answer: The Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps all require hardwiring for installation which we would only recommend be done by a certified electrician.
Size of extra large??
Mitch on Apr 19, 2018
Best Answer: The Extra Large Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp is 22" X 50."

For additional questions, we can be reached at hmstore@hermanmiller.com or 888.798.0202.