George Nelson Pear Pendant

George Nelson Pear Pendant

An assortment of lights in various spherical silhouettes, the Nelson Bubble Lamps add a touch of softness and luminosity to interiors. Designed by George Nelson in 1952, these elegant fixtures are fashioned from a sturdy, lightweight steel frame yet have a delicate, floating quality.

Nelson was inspired by a set of silk-covered Swedish hanging lamps that he wanted to acquire for his office, but he found the price to be prohibitive. An ingenious and resourceful designer, he went on to create the first set of Nelson Bubble Lamps using a translucent white plastic spray, a technique developed by the US military at the time. Nelson drew from elemental, organic shapes in making variations like the Apple Bubble Pendant and the Saucer Pendant Lamp, among others.

Manufactured by Herman Miller, USA

Designed by George Nelson


Small: 33 Ø x 31.8 cm H

Medium: 43 Ø x 48 cm H




Plastic Polymer with a steel wire frame, brushed nickel plated steel ceiling cap