Nelson Cigar Bubble Pendant by HAY

First produced in 1952, the Bubble Lamp signaled a revolution in the Modernist lighting industry. Available in an assortment of organic sizes and shapes, these elegant pendants were inspired by a set of silk-covered Swedish pendant lamps Nelson wanted for his office, but found to be too expensive. Employing the resourcefulness that characterised his working process, he decided to use a self-webbing plastic spray developed by the U.S. military, and applied it over a lightweight, rounded-steel frame to produce these soft, glowing fixtures.

Designed by George Nelson.

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