Nelson Ball Bubble Pendant

$316.00 $395.00

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The Bubble Lamp (1952) began as a contemporary version of silk-covered ball pendant lights. Inspired by the process the military used to mothball ships, design director George Nelson fashioned a circle from steel wire, placed it on a spinning turntable, and then shot translucent plastic at the sphere until it was fully covered. Thus, the first "Nelson ball light" was born.

  • Provides soft, glowing light.
  • Transparent plastic polymer shade with visible steel infrastructure.
  • Organic shape.
  • Brushed, nickel-plated steel details.

Materials: Steel frame with a translucent plastic polymer shade and brushed, nickel-plated steel details


  • Small: 12.125 H x 12.875 Dia. inches; Weight: 4lbs
  • Medium: 15.625 H x 19.125 Dia. inches; Weight: 6 lbs
  • Large: 23.5 H x 26.875 Dia. inches; Weight: 9 lbs

Light Source: Bulb (not included): LED, CFL, or incandescent; E26 base; 60W max for small, 150W max for others. UL Listed.