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Replica George Nelson Saucer Bubble Lamp

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The Bubble Lamp was designed by George Nelson who was the creative director of the prestigious design studio Herman Miller from 1946 to 1972. In 1998 Modernica acquired the original Howard Miller tooling and became the exclusive authorised manufacturer of George Nelson Bubble Lamps. Today the Bubble Lamps have become a modern classic and is featured as a permanent collection in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 

Our Replica Bubble Lamp is a premium Zest Lighting reproduction of the original by George Nelson.

George Nelson got his inspiration form Liberty Ships being mothballed. When Nelson was outfitting his office in 1947, he coveted a silk-covered Swedish hanging lamp but found it prohibitively expensive. He then recalled seeing a photo in the paper of Liberty ships being mothballed “by having the decks covered with netting and then being sprayed with a self-webbing plastic,” said Nelson. He convinced himself it would be perfect for lighting. He made a metal frame, tracked down the source of the webbing material and by the next day he created a big glowing sphere and the Bubble Lamp was born.

  • Our Replica George Nelson Saucer Bubble Lamp is a replica of an original design.
  • Its base has a solid metal backing to provide a strong frame.
  • 63-66cm diameter - due to its highly complicated manufacturing process, the shade diamater may slightly vary - however, it remains close to the original medium size of 63cm.
  • Comes with a 150cm white adjustable cable.
  • As you can from the photos, the finish transforms depending on the surrounding ambience and lighting - the first two photos are taken in a bright studio whereas the other fittings are taken in a more ambient surrounding. 
  • A modern classic.
  • Takes a standard E27 Globe. 
  • Designer: Geroge Nelson.
  • Design Studio: Modernica.
  • Launched: 1947.

Please note that this is a premium Zest Lighting replica of the original design. Our Replica George Nelson Bubble Saucer Pendant has been rigorously tested for quality control throughout each stage of the production process. We specialise in the sale of replica designer lighting and are so confident in the quality of our replica of the Bubble Lamp that we offer a 30 day return policy on it.

Below, we compare the most common differences between a good replica and a bad replica of the Bubble Saucer Pendant. We have seen almost every variation before settling on our current model.  

Bad Copy

Good Copy - Zest Lighting

Incorrect Dimensions: Size varies from 55 to 70cm for the "medium" size.

Correct Dimensions: 63-66cm diameter - very close to the original medium size of 63cm.

No chrome metal ring detailing at the top (frame).

Chrome metal ring details at the top and bottom.

Comes with a cheap, thin and transparent cord.

Comes with a high quality white cord. 

Unsuitable canopy size, colour and shape - many replicas have a circular chrome canopy, which is wrong.

White deep circle canopy that matches and compliments the shade. 

Some are made of cheap fabric or white parchment. 

Made of polymer cocoon and steel.

Weak steel support system that doesn't hold well, compromising its original design.

Well constructed steel system and cocoon covering, which gives the pendant its iconic shape and design.


We only source high end quality lighting. We employ rigorous quality control standards to ensure all our lights meet our exceptional standards. Our manufacturers have been thoroughly tried and tested so that we can achieve our mission to offer you the highest quality products at a price that that you can afford. Moreover, due to our direct from factory business model, we are able to offer you this premium replica model at a very competitive price. 

Disclaimer: Zest Lighting products are not manufactured or approved by, or affiliated with, or endorsed by the original designers or manufacturers. This item is not an original which is sold under licence.

Material(s): Polymer Cocoon, Metal Frame

Dimensions: 63-66cm diameter x 30cm height

Cord: 150cm adjustable white cord

Bulb: E27 1 x 60W

Colour: White

Warranty: 1 Year

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