Nelson Ball Wall Sconce


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, Nelson's "ball light," and, ball wall light were 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

Dimensions: 13.625 H x 12.625 W x 15.75 D inches; Shade Diameter: 12.75 inches; Cord Length: 12 feet; Weight: 7 lbs

Light Source: LED, CFL, or incandescent; E26 base; Max 150W. UL Listed. Bulb (not included)