NELSON CIGAR WALL SCONCE CABLED / Story
The Nelson Cigar Wall Sconce is part of the Nelson Bubble Lamp series. A walnut wall mount and steel arm attach the elongated, spherical shade to a wall, filling any interior with a warm, diffused light. The arm can be adjusted left to right and up and down, without having to change its position on the wall.
“Design is a response to social change.”— George Nelson.
Born in Connecticut, USA, George Nelson (1908-1986) was one of the most influential figures in the crucial early period of modern design. Trained at Yale as an architect and a fine artist, he believed that a designer’s job was to better the world, using the perfection of nature’s creations as his guide. Two formative years in Rome following his receipt of the prestigious Rome Prize brought him into contact with the world’s leading modernists, including Le Corbusier, Mies Van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, Gio Ponti, and many others, and helped shape his career as a writer and industrial designer, who would change the
course of history.