The beautiful Half Nelson Lamp remains one of the most recognizable designs to come out of the George Nelson office, over 60 years after its conception. The simple, yet striking, shape of the lamp is more than just a lighting fixture; it’s a work of art. Give the gift of beautiful design this year with a Half Nelson Lamp.
We are finding our evenings increasingly dark and dreary, especially with the passing of Daylight Savings Time last week. While you might not be able to thwart the dark and stormy months ahead, you can brighten up your own living space with cheerful lighting solutions. Start with the coziest room of all- your bedroom. Here are some beautiful examples of George Nelson Bubble Lamps in bedroom lighting arrangements to get you inspired.
We were thrilled to see our brand new release of the George Nelson Net Light® covered by the LA Times yesterday. In the article, home editor Craig Nakano briefly describes the history of the piece, which was first created in very limited quantities in 1959. He also discusses the production process that gives the Net Light its unique shape and texture:
“Whereas the Bubble lamps take their shape from metal skeletons, the Net silhouette emerges when fine netting is stretched over a series of metal rings. A Modernica spokeswoman said both lamps get the same plastic coating, so even though the Net has a different texture, its finished shade is a hard shell, just like the Bubble.” – Craig Nakano, LA Times Home Editor.
Get the story straight from the source, in the Los Angeles Times Home and Design section.
When a customer walks through the doors of Laguna Beach’s Lightopia storefront, they are transported into a dazzling haven of twinkling glass and modern design. Pendant lights of every shape, size, and color lead the visitor into a bright world, full of new decorating possibilities. The lighting boutique prides itself on an unusual offering of international lighting solutions and modern art.
Along with modernist treasures like George Nelson Bubble Lamps, Lightopia imports silk pendant lamps from Venice, Italy and other artistic hubs throughout the world. One-of-a-kind blown glass ornaments by local artist Caleb Siemon also line the shelves, reflecting chandelier light in luminous color.
If you’ve been looking for a beautiful and totally unique way to illuminate your home, drop by Lightopia in Laguna Beach CA, or go to lightopiaonline.com. The friendly staff will help you to design a custom solution that can complement any decor style.
If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for the art connoisseur in your life, your search is through! Originally designed by George Nelson in 1950 and released by Koch & Lowy in 1977, the Half Nelson Lamp series was in production for less than ten years. A rare vintage piece will set you back thousands of dollars, but fortunately, we’ve been given the opportunity to manufacture this beautiful design with George Nelson’s original specifications.
This exclusive piece from Modernica is much more than a lamp. The simple, essential lines of the lamp embody the minimalist aesthetic that is modern design. If you know anyone that values modern art and design, this gift will have them over the moon! See the photos below to get a feel for how the Half Nelson complements a variety of interiors.
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