The Nelson Ball Crisscross Bubble Pendant is based on the original 1952 design by the ingenious and resourceful George Nelson. Utilising U.S. military techniques and surplus supplies after the Second World War, he was able to create the first set of Nelson Bubble Lamps; covering them in a translucent white plastic spray which results in a soft, organic aesthetic when illuminated. The lightweight steel wire frame of the Bubble Lamp ensures its shape is kept even when under tension, and in this particular piece a network of interconnected steel wires produces a delightful geometric crisscross pattern. Hang the Ball Crisscross Pendant in a cluster to create a delicate ambient glow in your interior.
George Nelson read architecture at the renowned Yale University and completed his studies at the American academy in Rome. He was editor in chief of the 'Architectural Forum' from 1935 to 1944.
After having set up his own Architecture and Industrial design company in 1946, he began collaborating with Vitra in 1957. His pieces, such as the Coconut chair, his clocks and the Marshmallow Sofa, are regarded highly amongst the 20th Century design classics.