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GEORGE NELSON BUBBLE Lamps → Iconic Piece Of Lighting History

Designed in the ‘50s for Herman Miller by pioneering American designer George Nelson, the Bubble Lamp is an iconic piece of Lighting history. Produced in an assortment of organic sizes and shapes, these elegant, glowing orbs were inspired by a set of silk-covered Swedish pendant lamps Nelson wanted for his office, but found to be […]

Designed in the ‘50s for Herman Miller by pioneering American designer George Nelson, the Bubble Lamp is an iconic piece of Lighting history. Produced in an assortment of organic sizes and shapes, these elegant, glowing orbs were inspired by a set of silk-covered Swedish pendant lamps Nelson wanted for his office, but found to be too expensive. Instead, he pioneered a new technique to create them with innovative materials that had never-before been used in the lighting industry.

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All Bubble Lamp models are produced in the same American factory that originally developed them in the 1950s. Each model has a steel-wire skeleton on the interior, which is spray coated with the translucent plastic polymer Nelson first encountered in a 1947 photograph of U.S. military ships, resulting in a lamp that is both opaque and transparent as it glows.

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