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Nelson™ Lotus Table Lamp Cigar

by George Nelson, from Herman Miller ®

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nelson™ lotus table lamp cigar

Design George Nelson, 1952
Steel skeleton, self-webbing soft plastic, brushed metal base
Made by Herman Miller

An assortment of lights in various spherical silhouettes, the Nelson Bubble Lamps add a touch of softness and luminosity to interiors. Designed by George Nelson in 1952, these elegant fixtures are fashioned from a sturdy, lightweight steel frame yet have a delicate, floating quality, whether in ceiling-hung, floor, table, or wall-mounted variations.

Nelson was inspired by a set of silk-covered Swedish hanging lamps that he wanted to acquire for his office, but he found the price to be prohibitive. An ingenious and resourceful designer, he went on to create the first set of Nelson Bubble Lamps using a translucent white plastic spray, a technique developed by the U.S. military at the time. Nelson drew from elemental, organic shapes in making variations like the Apple Bubble Pendant, the Pear Wall Sconce, the Lotus Table Lamp, and the Saucer Pendant Lamp, among others.

The Lotus table lamp series features an 8-inch line-grained, nickel-plated steel base, available with or without a walnut cover. Each lamp includes a 7-foot 2-inch cord and on/off pull chain with a solid walnut end. Offered in your choice of three shapes - ball, pear and cigar. Bulb is not included.

26.5" h | 10.5" dia. | shade: 14" h | 10.5" w
requires 1x150 watt max bulb

$595.00 + free shipping
(usually ships in 20-30 business days)
George Nelson

George Nelson

George Nelson (1908–1986) was an American industrial designer, and one of the founders of American Modernism. While Director of Design for the Herman Miller furniture company, both Nelson, and his design studio, George Nelson Associates, Inc., designed much of the 20th century's most iconic modernist furniture. George Nelson attended Yale University, not originally intending to become an architect. He happened upon the architecture school while ducking into the building to get out of the rain, and was impressed by an exhibition inside. He graduated with a degree in architecture in 1928. During his final year at Yale, Nelson was hired by the architecture firm Adams and Prentice as a drafter.
Herman Miller
Herman Miller was a West Michigan businessman who helped his son-in-law, D.J. De Pree, buy the Michigan Star Furniture Company in 1923. De Pree had been working at the company, which opened in 1905, since he was hired in 1909 as a clerk. De Pree knew his father-in-law was a man of integrity, so he decided to rename the company after him. By the middle of the 20th century, the name Herman Miller had become synonymous with modern furniture. Working with legendary designers George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, the company produced pieces that would become classics of industrial design.


nelson™ lotus table lamp cigar

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Gorgeous Lamp
Jim, more than a month ago.
This lamp is a bit pricey but has a beautiful timeless design. It ships in two boxes from Herman Miller, and is well-packaged, so it arrives in perfect flawless condition. You can put most any e26/e27 LED bulb in it, so you can have the lumens and color temperature you want. I have mine hooked to a dimmer, which makes it extra versatile. Quality of the light is suffused and soft, so it’s very flattering. Takes a few weeks to arrive, but worth it.
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Beautiful and well made table lamp in signature style
Casey, more than a month ago.
It's such a pleasure to have a beautiful, useful item like this from one of the masters of mid-century design. The lamp is incredibly well made, from its shade to its body, and looks great on my Eames Storage Unit 230. I highly recommend it.
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nice lamp
Grace, more than a month ago.
I bought 2 lamps for my bedroom couple months ago; not knowing what to expect turn out to be very good purchase; there was a little smell in the beginning for maybe 3, 4 weeks, nothing overbearing but is gone now; if you are very sensitive put the lamp in the garage for couple of weeks after you take them out of the box; lamps are well designed, love the pull, so far have no issues; recommend;
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