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Nelson Cigar Bubble Pendant

Designer @
George Nelson
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HAY
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€529
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Designed by pioneering American designer George Nelson in 1947, and first produced in 1952, the Bubble Lamp signalled a revolution in the Modernist lighting industry.

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Designed by pioneering American designer George Nelson in 1947, and first produced in 1952, the Bubble Lamp signalled a revolution in the Modernist lighting industry. Available in an assortment of organic sizes and shapes, these elegant orbs were inspired by a set of silk-covered Swedish pendant lamps Nelson wanted for his office, but found to be too expensive.

Employing the resourcefulness that characterised his working process, he decided to use a self-webbing plastic spray developed by the U.S. military, and applied it over a lightweight, rounded-steel frame to produce these soft, glowing fixtures.

Materials

Shade
Webbing polymer

Frame Top & Bottom Ring
Coated and brushed metal and nickel.

Cord
White PVC insulation

Dimensions

Small
DIAMETER 26,5 CM
HEIGHT 35.5 CM

Medium
DIAMETER 33 CM
HEIGHT 53 CM

Large
DIAMETER 38 CM
HEIGHT 84 CM

X-LARGE
DIAMETER 47,5 CM
HEIGHT 127 CM

BEHIND THE SCENES

Story

The Nelson Cigar Bubble pendant from Hay was designed by George Nelson in 1947, when he was looking for a suitable light for his office. At that time he took a look at a series of silk-matt Swedish pendant luminaires that were too expensive for him. So he decided to design his own lights. He made a steel wire frame for the lampshade, which he coated with a plastic spray developed by the US military.

The result is a surface that is reminiscent, so to speak, of a cocoon and thus attracts all eyes. The lamp went into series production and is still manufactured today in the same factory as in the 50s.

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