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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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