Nelson Lamp Collection

Nelson Lamp Collection

Glow Up — An assortment of lights in spherical silhouettes, Nelson Bubble Lamps softly illuminate interiors. Designed by George Nelson in 1952, these fixtures are fashioned from a lightweight steel frame. Available in ceiling-hung, floor, table, or wall-mounted variations.

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Light Bulb Moment

While outfitting his office, architect and Herman Miller design director George Nelson discovered a silk-covered Swedish hanging lamp that he coveted but found too expensive. Ever ingenious and resourceful, Nelson took matters into his own hands. Literally. He spun a skeleton of steel wires on a turntable and shot it with translucent, and covered it in a smooth, washable film. The process resulted in a design that retained its shape under tension, required minimum tools to create, and had no welding costs. Today, these beloved lamps are available in a variety of whimsical shapes, including saucer, cigar, ball, and more.

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