Design Within Reach Nelson Crisscross Saucer Pendant Lamp

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 ou...tfitting 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. read more

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