Pair of Wall Sconce Lamps by George Nelson for Modernica

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The Nelson Ball Wall Sconce, a spherical shade hung from a walnut wall mount, will warm any interior with soft, diffused light. A swivel hinge allows for adjustment from left to right and up and down. Timeless Nelson Bubble Lamps were designed in 1952.

Designer George Nelson
Maker Modernica
Design Period 1980 to 1989
Country of Manufacture United States
Style Midcentury, Modernist
Detailed Condition Very Good — The lamgs have no defects. They show slight traces of use.
Lacquer over a wire cage and coated in plastic
Color White
Height 12 inch
Diameter 13 inch


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George Nelson

In 1935, Nelson joined the editorial staff of the ‘Architectural Forum’, where he was employed until 1944. A programmatic article on residential building and furniture design, published by Nelson in a 1944 issue of the journal, attracted the attention of D.J. DePree, head of the furniture company Herman Miller, Inc. A short time later, George Nelson took on the position of Design Director at Herman Miller. Remaining there until 1972, he became a key figure of American design; in addition to creating furnishings for the home and office, Nelson also convinced the likes of Charles & Ray Eames, Isamu Noguchi and Alexander Girard to work for Herman Miller.


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