HAY

HAY Propeller Bubble Pendant Lamp by George Nelson

£559
Size:
Liquid error (product-form line 201): include usage is not allowed in this context

Custom Order: Availability 3-6 weeks


FREE UK delivery on orders over £35

Rated 5 out of 5 on Reviews.io by over 715 people

Pay in 30 days with Klarna. No fees.

The Propeller Bubble Pendant Lamp by George Nelson. In conjunction with HAY’s partnership with Herman Miller, HAY will be the European distributor of George Nelson’s iconic Bubble Lamp, first produced in the 1950s.

Part of the Nelson Bubble Lamp series, the Nelson Propeller Bubble Pendant has a sculpted quality with angular twists in its shade. It’s designed to delicately float overhead and add charm and personality to any room. George Nelson designed the series in 1952. He was inspired by a set of silk-covered Swedish hanging lamps.

Designed by pioneering American designer George Nelson in 1947, and first produced in 1952, the Bubble lamp signalled a revolution in the Modernist lighting industry. Available in an assortment of organic sizes and shapes, these elegant orbs 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.

All Bubble Lamp models are produced in the same American factory that originally developed them in the 1950s. The Bubble Lamp is produced in several shapes, including the classic spherical ball shape and an elongated oval shape. Each model has a steel-wire skeleton on the interior, which is spray coated with the translucent plastic polymer Nelson first encountered in that 1947 photograph of U.S. military ships, resulting in a lamp, that is both opaque and transparent as it glows. Bubble Lamps are available from HAY in pendant- and wall-lamp styles.

As a product that embodies Nelson’s obsession with new materials and technologies, the Bubble Lamp is perfectly at home among HAY’s extensive lighting collection, which features innovative products by some of the world’s most respected contemporary designers. At the same time that it represents a moment of pure revolution from Modernism’s heyday, it also brings a sense of heritage and history that anchors the collection.

Free UK standard delivery on full price orders over £35.

We offer a range of UK delivery and collection options:

Collect from KIN in Moseley - Free
We have taken the decision following government guidelines to temporarily close our Moseley store until further notice. This service is therefore currently unavailable.

Standard Delivery - £2.95
Free on full price orders over £35.
Usually arrives within 2-5 working days once the order is dispatched.
Delivered by Royal Mail on 'Tracked 48' with online tracking.

Express Delivery - £5.95
Usually arrives within 1-2 working days once the order is dispatched.
Delivered by UPS on 'UPS Standard' with online tracking.

Furniture Delivery - £14.95
Free on full price orders over £300. 
[Currently free for all furniture orders]
Usually arrives within 2-5 working days once the order is dispatched.

European Delivery - £12
Usually arrives within 5-8 working days once the order is dispatched.
Delivered by Royal Mail on 'Tracked & Signed' with online tracking.

    You may also like

    Recently viewed