Here is the next video installment of our interview series with Lucia DeRespinis, former senior designer at George Nelson in the ’50s. In this segment, Ms. DeRespinis discusses how she attained her job with George Nelson, the work environment, and the exciting projects she worked on and products she designed.
Today we debut the first of a series of videos where we interview renown Industrial Designer Lucia De Respinis, former Senior Designer at George Nelson & Company Inc. She worked on the original George Nelson Net Lamp, which Modernica recently reissued to Nelson specifications when first launched with the Howard Miller Company. Mrs. De Respinis’s career spans 50 years and encompasses product design, lighting, clocks, glassware, ceramics, cookware, interiors, exhibits, trade shows and graphics. She is also known for selecting the color scheme and typeface for the Dunkin’ Donuts logo. Mrs. De Respinis is a tour de force full of the stories from the mid century modern halcyon days at the Nelson office and represents the spirit of the era. A true professional woman who pioneered Industrial Design.
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.