The Nelson Saucer Bubble pendant luminaire was designed by George Nelson as early as 1947 and marks the start of a revolution in the lighting industry. For the luminaire, the designer was inspired by a series of satin Swedish pendant luminaires that Nelson needed for his office. But because the lamps were too expensive for him, he made use of his ingenuity and created his very own lamp.
He opted for a plastic spray developed by the US military and applied it to a moulded steel frame. The result is the Nelson Saucer Bubble pendant luminaire, which is reminiscent of an insect cocoon and attracts everyone's attention.