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Nelson® Saucer® Pendant Lamp

Designed by George Nelson, produced by Herman Miller®

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Item Number: 104593
$395.00
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Description

Playful enlightenment.

Architect George Nelson, who was Herman Miller’s design director from 1945 to 1972, once said, “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. 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,” 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, produced in partnership with the George Nelson Foundation. Made in U.S.A.



Product details.

This lamp can be used with the Nelson Triple Bubble Fixture Kit (sold separately), which holds Nelson Ball, Cigar, Lantern, Pear or Saucer pendants up to 19" in diameter. Bulb (not included): LED, CFL or incandescent; E26 base; 60W max for small, 150W max for others. UL Listed.

  • Minimal polymer and steel construction.
  • Emits beautiful, diffused light.
  • Easy to clean.

Designer

George Nelson
George Nelson

U.S.A. (1908–1986)

Possessing one of the most inventive minds of the 20th century, George Nelson was the rare person who can envision what isn’t there yet. Nelson described his creative abilities as a series of “zaps” – flashes of inspiration and clarity that he turned into innovative design ideas.


One such “zap” came in 1942, when Nelson conceived the first-ever pedestrian shopping mall – ...

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Dimensions

Small: H 7" Diameter 17.5" Cord L 10', 4 lbs. Medium: H 10" Diameter 25" Cord L 10', 8 lbs. Large: H 14" Diameter 35" Cord L 10', 11 lbs. X-Large: H 22" Diameter 50" Cord L 10', 36 lbs.

Materials

Plastic polymer; steel frame.

Care and Assembly

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Care & Maintenance With regular care and maintenance, your Herman Miller furniture will provide years of superior performance and satisfaction. To maintain the finish quality of your Herman Miller product, please follow the cleaning procedures provided below. The instructions for the care and maintenance of Herman Miller products are provided to you as a service. No warranty is implied since results may vary. Plastic Polymer Lamp Normal cleaning Use a feather duster, a clean soft white cloth, or vacuum with a clean soft brush attachment as needed. For stubborn stains, clean the surface using a soft clean white absorbent cloth with a solution of mild soap and warm water. Wipe down surfaces with the damp cloth and dry with a clean soft white cloth. Avoid using glass cleaners, abrasive cleaning compounds, ammonia, or bleach; they may damage the surface of the plastic and result in discoloration. Make sure cleaning materials are free of grit and other foreign materials. Coated Metal Brushed Nickel Trim Normal cleaning Wash coated metal surfaces with a soft cloth soaked in detergent and warm water; rinse thoroughly and dry. Remove scuff marks with pre-softened paste wax, following the instructions on the label. After polishing, apply a pre-softened automotive paste wax to restore original sheen. Do not use abrasive, acid, alcohol–based, or solvent–based cleaners; they may damage the paint finish.

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Excellent!
Loving my new Nelson Saucer light fixture. I’ve been looking at this light for years and it looks gorgeous! Ordering and delivery was painless. Thank you!
June 1, 2020
Love these lights!
We purchased five of the medium sized lights for our new home. We could not be more happy with the lights themselves, as well as the purchasing experience with Herman Miller. Highly recommend!
May 27, 2020
Bubble Lamp
For years I had admired the lamp in photos & I finally ordered one. Gorgeous lamp! So simple but yet so grand.
May 9, 2020
Beautiful lamp
This lamp is so beautiful. Really brings together our dining area. Soft, glowing light. Highly recommend!
May 1, 2020
Perfect
Beautiful and timeless. Fast delivery and easy to install.
April 7, 2020
Beautiful
Love it!
April 5, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Beautiful
March 22, 2020
Beautiful Saucer
I bought the Nelson saucer lamp for over the kitchen table. It is beautifully made and looks wonderful in a modern kitchen. Thank you!
March 16, 2020
A timeless piece
This is a classic design and suits any space. We are really happy with the quality and timeless design.

On a practical note the installation is a bit cumbersome mostly due to the fact the shade is directly connected to the light fixture and cannot be detached.
November 25, 2019
Beautiful simplicity
We are very happy with this purchase--a midcentury classic that appears as an elegant, floating lantern over our Eero Saarinen table. It gives a soft glow that we have on an adjustable switch. The reasonable price was a thrilling bonus for such a statement piece.
November 10, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago

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Which size do people usually choose for over a rectangular dining room table?
Kara L on Mar 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi Kara,

We would need to know the dimensions of the table, finding the perfect size Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp would depend on the table size/length.
Does it work on a sloped ceiling and is there an option for longer cord? Thx
skateboard on Nov 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Barbara,

Yes, the Nelson Saucer Pendant lamp will work on a sloped ceiling! The canopy for the Nelson Bubble Lamps have not undergone testing for use on a sloped ceiling. This should not cause any issue, but there is a chance for additional pressure or stress on the cord from the angle.
Can the light fixture's drop from the ceiling be adjusted based on ceiling height?
Andrew H on Nov 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Andrew,

Yes, the cord on the Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp can be cut to different lengths. We recommend that you work with a certified electrician to ensure proper installation.
What's the dimming style for this light?? (ELV, MVL or regular PAR20)
Ryan H on Nov 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Ryan,

The Nelson Bubble Lamps do not have an internal dimming function but will accommodate a dimming feature when the bulb is a dimming bulb and it uses a dimming switch.
What light bulb goes with this lamp?
David S on Oct 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi David,

For the Nelson saucer pendant you'd want to use a LED, CFL or incandescent; E26 base; 60W max for small, 150W max for the other sizes.

If you have any further questions on need assistance with placing an order for the pendant, please call 800.944.2233 or email service@dwr.com.

Best,
DWR
what is a diameter for a saucer shape lamp?
catherine j on Apr 21, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi Catherine,

The diameter of each size on the Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp:

Small: H 7" Diameter 17.5"
Medium: H 10" Diameter 25"
Large: H 14" Diameter 35"
X-Large: H 22" Diameter 50"
I don't have the original packaging. Any recommendations for packing a large Saucer for moving?
Daremo on Mar 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi Marcaneez,

When packing the Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp for moving we would recommend deconstructing the lamp into separate pieces, and packing the shade with plenty of bubble wrap or newspaper to protect the lamp and reduce shifting in the box.
Can it go outside?
Karen M on Jan 20, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi Karen,

No, the Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp is not wet rated.
How do you clean these?
Katie L on Jan 10, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi Katie,

For normal cleaning on the Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp we would recommend using a feather duster or vacuum, for stubborn stains, clean the surface using a soft white cloth with a solution of mild soap and warm water. Avoid using glass cleaners, abrasive cleaning compounds, or bleach; they may damage the plastic surface and cause discoloration.
Is it dimmable?
jean s on Dec 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Jean,

The Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp does not have an internal dimming function but will accommodate a dimming feature when the bulb is a dimming bulb and it uses a dimming switch. Please reach out to a certified electrician to ensure proper installation of the dimmer switch.
What color is shade? Some pictures the shade looks cream colored.
Ruth B on Nov 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Ruth,

The Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp shade is white, when the bulb is added and the light is turned on it creates that cream color you have seen in the pictures.
Is this pendant light adjustable? I'm hoping to use it as a ceiling light in a room with fairly low ceilings.
Geoff M on Nov 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Geoff,

Yes, the cord on the Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp can be cut to different lengths. We recommend that you work with a certified electrician to ensure proper installation.

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