Herman Miller® Nelson® Tripod Table Lamp
George Nelson, 1952
Variations of an essentially spherical form, and available as pendants, sconces, tripods, table, and floor lamps, the Bubble Lamp series is a distinguished and timeless George Nelson design. Set on a steel tripod stand, the perfectly rounded shape of the Ball Tripod Lamp illuminates the space around it. It includes a 7.5-foot plug-in cord. Available in three sizes, small, medium, and large, the Nelson Cigar Tripod Lamp complements spaces of different sizes. Each size includes a 7.5-foot plug-in cord. A classic George Nelson design, the Lantern Tripod Lamp echoes the shape of a traditional lantern.
George Nelson first designed the Bubble Lamps in 1952 when he came across a Swedish hanging lamp that he wanted to acquire for his office. He was challenged by the expensive price and decided to make his own. The result was a series of lamps with elemental, spherical shapes like a rounded apple, a wide saucer, and a shapely pear, among others.