Modernica Lantern Bubble Pendant Light By George Nelson. The Bubble Lamp was designed by George Nelson in 1947 as an innovative alternative to pendant lighting. Initially, it was produced by Howard Miller in 1952 and ceased production in 1979. In the 1990's Modernica reissued these timeless lamps, which are as evocative now, as they were back then. Nelson dressed the steel wire skeleton with a spray coating of translucent plastic polymer and created a lamp that simultaneously softens and anchors surrounding space. The Bubble Lamp is featured in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Adjustable cable length up to 180cm.
Without question, the George Nelson Bubble Lamp Saucer Pendant is a tried-and-true standard of the modern vocabulary. George Nelson designed the first bubble lamps in 1947. These lamps with their simple sculptural shapes were constructed of an innovative taut plastic that coated 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 run. 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 George Nelson Bubble Lamp collection is featured in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Handcrafted in Michigan, U.S.A.
|Dimensions :||H27 x D28cm, 7kg. Nickel Ceiling Plate 13.5cm|