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Authentic "Bubble" hanging lamp from the 1960s based on the original idea of George Nelson.

This hanging lamp consists of a structure of 12 metal ribs over which a cream to beige plastic coating has been sprayed. This technique was developed by the US Army in the early 1950s and it was George Nelson who first applied this technique to lamp design. After Nelson, it was the Italian designer duo Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni who made these lamps popular in Europe. These were named 'Cocoon lamps'.
Many (European) lamp manufacturers quickly followed and adopted the technique - it seems that it was not patent / copyright protected - and many stunning shapes and variations have been created since then.

The lamp is in beautiful vintage condition and was fitted with new cabling and fitting. There is no damage to the fabric, nor any deformations or holes. Only the white paint over the metal structure on the inside is partially worn.

A beautiful and original hanging lamp with a very pleasant mood light.

Atomic 'bubble' hanging lamp in George Nelson style, 1960s

  • 60's

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