The Nelson Pear Crisscross Bubble Suspension Lamp S was designed by George Nelson for the brand Hay.
Launched in 2002, Hay quickly gained recognition in the world of Scandinavian design for its strikingly innovative lighting. It often revisits the work of earlier designers such as George Nelson. Nelson was a founder of the American Modernism movement and an important influence on Charles and Ray Eames. Among his major prizes was a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Graphic Arts.
The Nelson Pear Crisscross Bubble Suspension Lamp S was originally designed in 1952 as part of the Bubble Lamp series. Its pear-shaped outline was inspired by a set of silk-covered Swedish hanging lamps. The lamp is constructed from a steel-wired frame coated with a translucent white webbed polymer. At the time of its conception, it created a revolution in the manufacturing methods of modern lighting. The self-webbing plastic spray had been developed by the US military. When used in lighting its opaque surface creates a soft glowing diffusion of light. The Nelson Pear Crisscross Bubble Suspension Lamp S measures 32cm high, with a diameter of 33cm. The cable length is 183cm. One E 27 bulb is required.