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  • Ball Bubble pendant, 1952, George nelson, Herman miller
  • Ball Bubble pendant, 1952, George nelson, Herman miller
  • Ball Bubble pendant, 1952, George nelson, Herman miller
  • Ball Bubble pendant, 1952, George nelson, Herman miller
  • Ball Bubble pendant, 1952, George nelson, Herman miller
  • Ball Bubble pendant, 1952, George nelson, Herman miller
  • Ball Bubble pendant, 1952, George nelson, Herman miller

Ball Bubble pendant, 1952

Nelson Ball Bubble Pendant by George Nelson for Herman Miller, distributed by Hay.

The iconic mid-century Bubble light was designed by George Nelson in 1947 and first put into production in 1952. The fully rounded sphere delicately floats overhead, providing a soft, diffused light.

Inspired by a set of silk-covered Swedish pendant lamps that he felt were too expensive, Nelson created his own modest orb lighting series. Rather than silk, he used a self-webbing plastic developed by the military to form the translucent shell over a lightweight, rounded-steel frame. 

The renowned pendant forms part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Available in three sizes.

Recommended light source (not included): Small, LED E27 (A15) 5-8W, 500-800lm, 2700-3000K. Medium, LED E27(A19) 10-13W, 1000-1500lm,2700K. Large, LED E27 (A19) 10-13W, 1000-1500lm, 2700K.

The Bubble Pendant collection comprises a series of organic shapes and sizes. See 'More products in this range' below.

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Nelson Ball Bubble Pendant by George Nelson for Herman Miller, distributed by Hay.

The iconic mid-century Bubble light was designed by George Nelson in 1947 and first put into production in 1952. The fully rounded sphere delicately floats overhead, providing a soft, diffused light.

Inspired by a set of silk-covered Swedish pendant lamps that he felt were too expensive, Nelson created his own modest orb lighting series. Rather than silk, he used a self-webbing plastic developed by the military to form the translucent shell over a lightweight, rounded-steel frame. 

The renowned pendant forms part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Available in three sizes.

Recommended light source (not included): Small, LED E27 (A15) 5-8W, 500-800lm, 2700-3000K. Medium, LED E27(A19) 10-13W, 1000-1500lm,2700K. Large, LED E27 (A19) 10-13W, 1000-1500lm, 2700K.

The Bubble Pendant collection comprises a series of organic shapes and sizes. See 'More products in this range' below.

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Small: 32.5 dia x 30.5 cmh
Medium: 48.5 dia x 39.5 cmh
Large: 68 dia x 39.5 cmh

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The Ball Bubble pendant is made of off-white webbing polymer with a ceiling plate in brushed nickel. Each lamp is provided with a white 183cm PVC isolation cable. Please note hard wiring is required.

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During the mid-twentieth century, the name Herman Miller quickly became synonymous with 'modern' furniture.

During the mid-twentieth century, the name Herman Miller quickly became synonymous with 'modern' furniture.

The company was working with designers such as George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames and producing pieces that have become icons of design.

Over the years Herman Miller has collaborated with some of the most outstanding designers in the world, including Alexander Girard, Isamu Noguchi, Robert Propst, Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick.

Herman Miller is a recognised innovator in contemporary furnishings, solutions for healthcare environments and related technologies and services. 

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