Hay Nelson Pear Bubble.
This hanging lamp by Hay de Nelson pear is a design by George Nelson. Hay has re-introduced this series in collaboration with Herman Miller, these series of lamps were originally designed in 1947.
The atypical shape of the lamp is made up of a steel frame, over which a coating of plastic polymer is sprayed. This surface coating is in between transparent and opaque, so that the lamp radiates a warm friendly glow. The ring at the top and bottom of the lamp is made of coated and polished nickel. The pear is available in two sizes and comes with a white PVC cable and steel ceiling plate.
The dimensions and recommended light sources (not included) are:
Small: Ø33 x H32 cm. / E27 max 60W
Medium: Ø43 x H48 cm. / E27 max 150W
(Light source can also be a LED version proportionally)
About the designer:
George Nelson, born in 1908 in Hartford, Connecticut (United States), studied architecture at Yale University. A scholarship allowed him to study at the American Academy in Rome from 1932 to 1934. During his stay in Europe, he discovered the architectural masterpieces and the protagonists of modern art.
In 1935 he joined the editorial board of the “Architectural Forum” of which he was a member until 1944. There, in 1944, he published a programmatic article on housing and furniture design that caught the attention of DJ DePree, the head of the Herman Miller furniture company. Shortly thereafter, George Nelson was named design director at Herman Miller. He held this position until 1972 and became a key figure in American design. He also convinced designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Isamu Noguchi and Alexander Girard to work for Herman Miller.
His collaboration with Vitra began in 1957. From 1947, Nelson Nelson also had his own design firm, through which he created many products that are today considered icons of mid-century modernism. Nelson's office is also dedicated to architecture and exhibition scenography. George Nelson died in 1986 in New York. His archives belong to the Vitra Design Museum.