Nelson Orbit Bubble Pendant
 


Nelson Orbit Bubble Pendant

Designed by George Nelson

Inspired by a military technology that involved self-webbing plastic sprayed across a metal frame, George Nelson designed his famous ethereal Bubble Lamps. The Orbit Pendant Lamp casts a warm and inviting glow in any room.


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Luminosity rediscovered


The Nelson Orbit Bubble Pendant has a striking presence with its recognisable but inimitable shape. This sculptural pendant light comes in two sizes and has a unique steel understructure. It also includes a ceiling plate and a 3-metre cord. Inspired by a set of silk-covered Swedish hanging lamps, George Nelson designed the series in 1952, featuring organic, elemental shapes like a rounded apple, an elongated cigar and a shapely pear. We worked with the George Nelson Foundation to reintroduce this archival shape in 2018.


A Designer of Icons


One of the most influential designers of mid-century modernism in America, George Nelson served as Director of Design at Herman Miller for more than 25 years. During this time, he designed iconic pieces like the Marshmallow Sofa, elegant storage furniture like the Thin Edge series, and curated what became known as the Herman Miller Collection, a comprehensive set of products “designed to meet fully the requirements for modern living.” The Nelson Bubble Lamps, with their delicate, floating quality and multiple variations, were designed to enhance the experience of modern living.


Resin Resonates


In 1952, Nelson was inspired by a set of silk-covered Swedish hanging lamps that were lovely, but expensive and tedious to craft. “The Swedish design was done in a silk covering that was very difficult to make; they had to cut gores and sew them onto a wire frame. But I wanted one badly,” Nelson wrote. He designed the first prototype with a white plastic spray that was used by the U.S. military after World War II to create a protective covering for military ships and planes that were being stored at the time. He fashioned the basic spherical wire cage, and then sprayed it with this resinous lacquer. A final coat of plastic was applied, giving the shades their smooth, translucent skin. Today, Nelson Bubble lamps continue to be made the same way, with slight updates to extend their durability.

General Dimensions:


Small
Height: 305 mm
Diameter: 330 mm


Use with up to 13 watt CFL bulb. Light bulb not included.


Medium
Height: 406 mm
Diameter: 508 mm


Use with up to 32 watt CFL bulb. Light bulb not included.


No assembly required.

Hardwiring required.


➤ Nelson Bubble Lamp Assembly Instructions



Care & Maintenance:


With regular care and maintenance, your Herman Miller product will provide years of superior performance and satisfaction. To maintain the finish quality of your Herman Miller product, please follow the cleaning procedures provided below. The instructions for the care and maintenance of Herman Miller products are provided to you as a service. No warranty is implied since results may vary.


Plastic Polymer - Lamp

Normal Cleaning


Use a feather duster, a clean soft white cloth, or vacuum with a clean soft brush attachment as needed. For stubborn stains, clean the surface using a soft clean white absorbent cloth with a solution of mild soap and warm water. Wipe down surfaces with the damp cloth and dry with a clean soft white cloth.


Avoid using glass cleaners, abrasive cleaning compounds, ammonia, or bleach; they may damage the surface of the plastic and result in discolouration. Make sure cleaning materials are free of grit and other foreign materials.


Coated Metal - Brushed

Nickel Trim Normal Cleaning


Wash coated metal surfaces with a soft cloth soaked in detergent and warm water; rinse thoroughly and dry. Remove scuff marks with pre-softened paste wax, following the instructions on the label. After polishing, apply a pre-softened automotive paste wax to restore original sheen.


Do not use abrasive, acid, alcohol–based, or solvent–based cleaners; they may damage the paint finish.


➤ Nelson Bubble Lamp Care & Maintenance