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Nelson Crisscross Ball Pendant Lamp

$195–359
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Size H15.5" Diameter 19"
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Architect George Nelson, who was Herman Miller's design director from 1946 to 1972, said: “Every truly original idea seems to find its most important expression in a chair.” And then he blew the doors off lighting design. When Nelson was outfitting his office, he coveted a silk-covered Swedish hanging lamp but found it prohibitively expensive. He then recalled seeing a photo in the paper of Liberty ships being mothballed “by having the decks covered with netting and then being sprayed with a self-webbing plastic,” said Nelson. “And then, Whammo!” Inspiration struck, and by the next night, Nelson had designed his first Bubble Lamp® (1947), using a spray coating of translucent plastic polymer over a skeleton of steel wire. “When you put a light in it, it glowed.” A wide range of shapes and sizes are now available. UL Listed. Bulb (not included): incandescent 150W/120V/E26/A21 max. Made in U.S.A.
  • The Nelson Triple Bubble Fixture Kit (sold separately) accommodates three Nelson Ball, Cigar, Pear, Saucer or Lantern hanging pendants that are 19" in diameter or smaller.
Materials Plastic polymer; steel frame.
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