Mid Century Modern Era, George Nelson Original Hanging Saucer Bubble Light, ca 1950s

$1,600.00 USD



  • Self Webbing Plastic
George Nelson was truly one of the founders of American Modernism; while Director of Design for Herman Miller, he designed his iconic Bubble Lights, the most popular of which was this flying saucer shaped hanging light. As you can see, this is not a reproduction, but rather an original, designed in 1947 by Nelson and probably sold in the early 1950s by Miller. I can find no flaws other than a bit of age appropriate discoloration but which is barely discernible when either lit or unlit.

This light is made of a self-webbing plastic that was incorporated by Nelson from military use. It measures approximately 23" wide and 12" long; it looks to have its original wiring which is in excellent condition. Please be sure to note the mellow color of the shade, both lit and unlit and the fine "ribbing" on the shade which is so beautifully accented when lit. The warm simplicity of this light would certainly be the focal point of and/or enhance your vintage or contemporary decor.

What a wonderful example of Mid Century Modern Era style at its best! This lamp would certainly enhance and/or be the focal point of your vintage or contemporary decor.

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