Bubble Cigar Lamp designed by George Nelson is a true design classic. These lamps with their simple sculptural shapes were constructed of an innovative taut, woven plastic that coated a steel wire-frame.
Designed in 1947 and introduced in the early 1950's, Nelson’s unique design and ingenious use of materials prove to eliminate glare and provide an abundant, yet diffused light. The lights have been re-issued to the original specifications, using the original Herman Miller tooling. These famous lamps are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Colour: White and Nickel
Material: Plastic coating over a steel wire-frame, brushed, nickel-plated steel
George Nelson, born 1908 in Hartford, Connecticut (USA), studied architecture at Yale University. A fellowship enabled him to study at the American Academy in Rome from 1932 to 1934. In Europe, he became acquainted with the major architectural works and leading protagonists of modernism. George Nelson transformed everyday objects into art, such as his iconic sunburst clock.