Some of George Nelson’s Lesser-Known Table Lamp Designs
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1. A miniature reading lamp, designed by the George Nelson Office in 1947 and produced by General Lighting Company. Dubbed the “Sargent Schultz”, the lamp was available in brushed-brass and a coral-colored enameled metal.
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3. A 1952 lamp design for Howard Miller. The lamp was constructed of panels of stretchable, washable latex over a black-wire frame. The lamp was sold through B. Altman for about $16 dollars.
4. A pivoting reflector table lamp, designed in 1960 for Nessen Lighting.
5. And lastly, a culmination of twenty-years of his lamp designs with the release of the “Half-Nelson” table lamp in 1977 by Koch & Lowy. The lamp was available in polished brass, chromed-aluminum, and white or black enamel. The lamp became an instant iconic piece in George Nelson’s legacy.
Modernica has bought back this iconic piece. The George Nelson “Half-Nelson” Table Lamp will be available for shipping on June 24, 2011. Modernica is the official site for the George Nelson Bubble Lamp Collection.