- Volume m3 :0.1365
- Designers :George Nelson
- Height :37 cm
- Width :53.5 cm
- Depth :53.5 cm
- materials :cocoon, resin
- Innovative lighting design from the 1950s
- Excellent dispersal of light
- Classic post-war American design
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The version of George Nelson's Bell Pendant Lamp is made to the exact specifications as the original, producing a pristine modern take on a mid-century design classic. Its sculptural wire-frame shade cuts a dramatic silhouette that (literally) lights up the room, while the almost sheer material allows light to pass through it easily and add a warm, cosy feel to any space it hangs in. And with its understated colour scheme and smooth curves, it is a piece that can hang almost anywhere.
THE STORY BEHIND THE GEORGE NELSON BELL PENDANT LAMP
Well known for his reinvention of natural and recognisable shapes and form, which included iconic clock, chair and table designs, Nelson's Bell Pendant displayed just how developed his talent was. Taking the classic 'bell' shape and applying the same principles of dynamic shapes and eye-catching use of materials to lighting as he had to his other media, he brought a freshness and a panache to a familiar form. As a result, the Bell Pendant Lamp is still a popular and stylish piece that could grace almost any space.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
1908-1986 (United States)
American industrial designer, George Nelson was one of the founders of American modernism. He was renowned for finding inspiration in the unlikeliest places. Instead of looking for a shape that resembled a human body, Nelson introduced the idea that anything could be turned into a unique furniture design. His most famous pieces are based on coconuts and marshmallows.
"I have never met a designer who was retained to keep things the same as they were."