Peter Nelson lighting

twentytwentyone is excited to exclusively offer the last remaining warehouse stock of Peter Nelson lighting.

Peter Nelson lighting

The Austrian-born Peter Nelson (1928 – 2009) spent the early part of his career working in the aeronautics industry. Amongst other projects, he worked with Howard Hughes on the development of the triple-tailed, four-engined Lockheed Constellation aircraft.

In 1961 Nelson left the aeronautical industry to concentrate solely on lighting design, founding the company Architectural Lighting.

Inspired by Buckminster Fuller’s maxim of doing more with less, his lighting designs have a refined technical appearance and precision-engineered finish that reflects his background in aircraft design.

The cuboid switch blocks hand-milled from solid aluminium that feature on many of his tables and floor lights are a characteristic detail.


These exemplary modernist lights were enthusiastically received on their launch and were stocked in Habitat and Heals during the 1960s.


Although Nelson’s designs are no longer in production, the final tranche of table, floor and wall/ceiling lights is now available to view and purchase exclusively at twentytwentyone.

All lights are offered at 25% off the original price (please note that the prices given on our website include the 25% discount), with limited numbers of each design are available.


twentytwentyone is delighted to be able to present such an important collection of lights by an often-overlooked but highly influential British designer.


View the entire range of Peter Nelson lighting here.

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