Nelson Ball Bubble Light
Designed by George Nelson.
The first Bubble Lamp was designed by George Nelson in 1947.
These sculptural lights consist of a rubber impregnated fabric forming a strong but translucent covering over the metal framework. The collection is featured in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
In honour of HAY's partnership with Herman Miller, HAY have become the distributor of George Nelson's iconic Bubble Lamp.
Webbing polymer shade. Coated and brushed metal and nickel frame top and bottom ring. White PVC insulation cable.
The shades can be dusted and when necessary washed with a soft sponge and soapy water.
Small - Ø32,5 × H30,5 cm
Medium - Ø48,5 × H39,5 cm
Large - Ø68 × H59,5 cm
183cm cord provided
Recommended Light Source - not included
LED E27 (A21 or G30) 10-13W, 1000-1500lm, 2700K Warm White
Dimmable where bulb allows
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American designer George Nelson is responsible for some of the most well-known pieces of mid-century design, including the Ball Clock for Vitra and the Bubble Lamp for Herman Miller – now included in MoMA’s permanent collection.
Although originally trained as an architect, Nelson created furniture, exhibition and graphic design, and contributed over 150 magazine articles and a dozen books over the course of his career. Nelson designed his first furniture collection for Herman Miller in 1945 having caught the company’s eye with his modular Storage Wall, becoming design director at the company by 1947, and overhauling everything from its products to its graphics and marketing materials. He was also responsible for recruiting designers including Charles and Ray Eames and Isamu Noguchi for the company.
Nelson left behind a catalogue of designs that have become iconic examples of their era.
Danish design brand HAY was founded by Rolf and Mette Hay in 2002 with the ambition to create contemporary furniture with an eye for modern living and sophisticated industrial manufacturing.
Through a commitment to the design and production of furniture and accessories with an international appeal HAY strives to make good design accessible to the largest possible audience.
Inspired by architecture and the dynamics of fashion, combining durable quality products that provide added value for the user. HAY’s continued vision is to create straightforward, functional and aesthetic design in cooperation with some of the world’s most talented, curious and courageous designers.