Nelson XL Lamp Shade
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Nelson XL Lamp Shade
Designed by George Nelson Associates
The first Nelson Bubble Lamp® product in half a century, the Nelson XL Lamp Shade (2010) is a completely new twist on the classic Bubble. Like any lampshade, this one is designed to work on a standard table or floor lamp base. Architect George Nelson, who was Herman Miller’s design director from 1946 to 1972, said: “Every truly original idea seems to find its most important expression in a chair.” And then he blew the doors off lighting design. When Nelson was outfitting his office, he coveted a silk-covered Swedish hanging lamp but found it prohibitively expensive. He 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,” said Nelson. “And then, Whammo!” Inspiration struck, and by the next night, Nelson had designed his first Bubble Lamp® (1947), using a spray coating of translucent plastic polymer over a skeleton of steel wire. The tautly stretched polymer cuts glare but allows light to shine through softly. Made in U.S.A.
Nelson XL Lamp Shade #19659
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