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Bubble Lamp Collection

I bet everyone has owned, or at least knows someone who has owned a version (or a knock-off) of this lamp. The Bubble Lamps by American Designer George Nelson are one of the most lasting designs from the Mid-Century era.

The Bubble Lamp collection was designed in 1947 for Howard Miller. Nelson never actually gave a name to each of the lamp shapes but instead identified them by numbers. For example the saucer lamp was sold as “Bubble Lamp H-727”. The lamps came with accessories like a tripod base, swing arms and an adjustable pulley system to name a few.

The lamps were constructed from lightweight steel, then covered in a translucent plastic. The effect was a casting of soft, pleasant, even lighting.


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