The elongated Bubble Lamp cigar is another lamp in the famous and well-loved Bubble Lamp series by George Nelson. The metal framework is covered by a special material that has been used to reduce the amount of glare produced, but also shine brightly to provide a warming atmosphere. The unusual shape of the Bubble Lamp Cigar makes it an ideal addition to a modern home with a creative interior. A stylish lamp with a clear white shade that allows the neat structure of the lamp to be displayed when the lamp is illuminated.
One of the most interesting and unique features of the lamps in the Bubble Lamp series is the material used to create the white lamp shade that is stretched across the metal frame. The material that is used on the Bubble Lamp Cigar was originally inspired by the materials used by the US Army in World War Two. George Nelson was inspired by the special plastic polymer spray used by the US Army to protect and keep old aircraft and ships in good condition. This material works so well because it retains its bright white colour when illuminated and makes it glow brightly with a perfectly subdued light.
1908-1986 (United States)
American industrial designer, George Nelson was one of the founders of American modernism. He was renowned for finding inspiration in the unlikeliest places. Instead of looking for a shape that resembled a human body, Nelson introduced the idea that anything could be turned into a unique furniture design. His most famous pieces are based on coconuts and marshmallows.
"I have never met a designer who was retained to keep things the same as they were”
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