George Nelson Designer Lighting

George Nelson will always be known as one of the founding fathers of American Modernism. George Nelson designed furniture and lighting that was both beautiful and practical. While he was the Design Director for the Herman Miller Furniture Company, George and his design studio, George Nelson Associates, Inc. created some of the most iconic modern furniture and lighting of the 20th century.

The George Nelson Bubble Lamp series was first developed by Nelson in 1947 and were produced by Howard Miller in 1952. These unique pendant lights were designed by Nelson to eliminate glare, offering a diffused light by constructing the lamp using taut plastic over a steel wire-frame. The result is a balanced, warm glow of light. The entire George Nelson Bubble Lamp Series is now part of a permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.