Nelson ® Cigar ® Tripod Lamp


Price: $495.00

Nelson ® Cigar ® Tripod Lamp

Phone: 616-940-9911

Designed by George Nelson
Produced 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.

The Nelson Cigar Tripod Lamp, an elongated shade set on a steel tripod base, emits a warm, diffused light. The timeless Nelson Bubble Lamps, originally designed in 1952, complement contemporary interiors as easily and beautifully as they do mid-century homes.

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Dimensions (inches):
Ball: 12.75"w x 14"h
Cigar (small): 10.5w x 16"h
Cigar (medium): 13w x 23"h
Cigar (large): 15w x 35"h
Lantern: 11w x 12.5"h
Pear (small): 13w x 14.5"h
Pear (medium): 17w x 21"h

Details to Help You Order:
Materials — Shade has plastic coating over a steel wire-frame. Lamp stand is constructed of brushed, nickel-plated steel. Bulb is not included.
Styles — Lamp comes in five unique bubble styles: Ball, Cigar (three sizes), Lantern, and Pear (two sizes).
Power — Lamp comes with a 7-foot 6-inch cord. Product is UL-listed and rated for bulbs up to 150 watts.
Architect George Nelson, Herman Miller’s design director from 1945 to 1972, once remarked, “Every truly original idea seems to find its most important expression in a chair.” And then he blew the doors off lighting design. While outfitting his office, Nelson discovered a silk-covered Swedish hanging lamp that he coveted but found too expensive, then recalled seeing a photo in the paper of Liberty ships being mothballed “by having the decks covered with netting and then being sprayed with a self-webbing plastic,” which got him thinking. “And then, Whammo!” Inspiration struck, and by the next night, Nelson had designed his first Bubble Lamp® (1952) by spinning a skeleton of steel wires on a turntable and shooting it with translucent plastic until it was covered in a smooth, washable film. “When you put a light in it, it glowed.” This is the authentic Bubble Lamp by Herman Miller, produced along with the George Nelson Foundation.
Herman Miller® is a pioneer in the furniture industry, an innovator whose human-centered, problem-solving approach to design introduced new ways of living and working for over 100 years. Environmentally-friendly design, lean manufacturing, ergonomics, the open office, even American modernism itself: Herman Miller and their designers—Gilbert Rohde, George Nelson, Charles and Ray Eames, Bill Stumpf, Yves Béhar, and many more—have had a hand in shaping it all. And as Herman Miller continues to live out our commitment to authentic design as a method of change, they are shaping the new kinds of spaces where people will live and work for years to come.