Nelson

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Part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, these sculptural pendant lamps are designed by George Nelson. Instant icons of mid-century modernism when introduced in 1947, they are constructed of a steel wire frame and covered with translucent plastic, emitting a soft, even light.

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Nelson Cigar Small Pendant
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great design (14)
  • Adequate light output (13)
  • Easy to install (8)
  • Good price / value (8)
  • Easy to change bulb (6)

Cons

  • Difficult to change bulb (3)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Ambiance (14)
  • Decoration (12)
  • Hall lighting (6)
  • Over dining table (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Mid-century modern (10), Modern/contemporary (9), Classic/traditional (4), Survivalist / minimalist (4)

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5.0

Nelson Pendants

By Mid-Century Modern fan

from St. Louis metro area

Style Mid-century modern, Modern/contemporary

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adequate light output
  • Affordable
  • Easy to change bulb
  • Easy to install
  • Great design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Ambiance
    • Decoration
    • Hall lighting
    • Primary light source

    Customer comments about Nelson Cigar Small Pendant:

    These pendants are the perfect style and size for our entryway. A great blend of function and aesthetics.

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    • House

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    5.0

    Fantastic Fixture

    By Desert Modern

    from Rancho Mirage, CA

    Style Mid-century modern, Modern/contemporary

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adequate light output
    • Great design

    Cons

    • Difficult to change bulb

    Best Uses

    • Ambiance
    • Decoration
    • Over dining table

    Customer comments about Nelson Cigar Large Pendant:

    Hi Folks,

    I can't get over how AMAZING my Nelson Cigar pendent looks in my place near Palm Springs. The look is timeless, stylish and cool. I decided to 'go big' with the large fixture but wasn't sure how it would look in my dining room where the ceilings are 13 feet. It's now the focal point of the room. Changing the bulb is challenging, so a long life bulb is recommended.
    Thanks R&B for offering this beautiful retro fixture, free shipping made it all the more appealing.

    • I live in a:
    • House
    • This product is used in my:
    • Vacation/second home

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    5.0

    Large cigar is stylish in small space

    By 1958ranch

    from Wisconsin

    Style Mid-century modern, Modern/contemporary

    Pros

    • Adequate light output
    • Easy to install
    • Great design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Ambiance
      • Decoration

      Customer comments about Nelson Cigar Large Pendant:

      I have a large cigar pendant hanging in the corner of the small living room in our funky 1958 ranch home. It's lovely! The scale is unexpected in a small space, and it puts out a lovely, warm, soft light. I wanted one of these for years, and I'm so glad I finally made the investment. We didn't hard wire it, so it is extremely easy to install and move (for cleaning and painting walls!)

      • I live in a:
      • House
      • This product is used in my:
      • Living room/family room/great room

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      5.0

      A classic

      By Kawski

      from Chelmsford,MA

      Style Classic/traditional, Eclectic, Vintage

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adequate light output
      • Easy to change bulb
      • Easy to install
      • Great design

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Ambiance
      • Decoration
      • Hall lighting

      Customer comments about Nelson Cigar Small Pendant:

      A classic design that worked so well with our 1920's Cape interior. We wanted a modern hallway light and after looking at so many over designed lights we chose the Nelson. Looks beautiful.

      • I live in a:
      • House
      • This product is used in my:
      • Hallway foyer

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      5.0

      Looks perfect in our entryway!

      By Love Room and Board

      from Denver, CO

      Style Mid-century modern

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adequate light output
      • Affordable
      • Easy to install
      • Great design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Ambiance
        • Decoration
        • Hall lighting

        Customer comments about Nelson Cigar Medium Pendant:

        We placed this light in our entryway, so it is one of the first things people see when they come into our home. It sets our mid-century modern tone off perfectly. My husband added a dimmer to the switch, which makes it even better! I would recommend the Nelson light to anyone with mid century modern or contemporary taste. Classic piece!

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        4.0

        Beautiful lamp

        By AngusB

        from Colorado

        Style Mid-century modern, Modern/contemporary

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adequate light output
        • Easy to change bulb
        • Great design

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Ambiance
        • Decoration
        • Over dining table

        Customer comments about Nelson Cigar Medium Pendant:

        We have a small space and didn't want to commit to hard wiring. So we took the lamp to an electrician who installed a switch. It was easy and affordable to do. The lamp looks beautiful in a corner of our living room, but now we can easily relocate the lamp if we redecorate or move.

        • I live in a:
        • House
        • This product is used in my:
        • Dining area, Living room/family room/great room

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        5.0

        Simple elegance

        By Room & Board Junkie...

        from El Cerrito, CA

        Style Modern/contemporary

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adequate light output
        • Affordable
        • Great design

        Cons

        • Difficult to clean

        Best Uses

        • Ambiance
        • Decoration
        • Stairwell light

        Customer comments about Nelson Cigar Medium Pendant:

        We've always admired the G. Nelson lighting. And, when we saw the lights at Room & Board--with a promotion nonetheless--we ordered the medium cigar pendant for the landing on our stairwell going downstairs. The space made installation trickier than usual, but otherwise a standard install. We also found a bulb with the recommended wattage was too bright for us/our space; the cigar seemed to glow a bit. We went with a lower wattage and the light immediately warmed the space as intended. A contractor walking downstairs with a pipe hit the lamp by accident, and cleaning the fabric can be tricky; we weren't sure how much pressure we could apply to clean the area AND not leave a mark on the fabric (over cautious, we ultimately succeeded in cleaning the area, but you need patience).It's taken 1.5 years to find a light for that area, and EVERYONE who sees it comments on its beautiful, clean, simple lines and the ways it compliments the space. We couldn't agree more.

        • I live in a:
        • House
        • This product is used in my:
        • Stairwell landing

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        5.0

        "Completely transformed our entry way!"

        By Nelson Cigar Pendant

        from Bozeman, MT

        Style Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adequate light output
        • Affordable
        • Easy to install
        • Great design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Ambiance
          • Decoration
          • Hall lighting

          Customer comments about Nelson Cigar Medium Pendant:

          We had been looking for months for a sophisticated yet simple pendant light for our entry way. The Nelson Cigar Pendant is perfect for our space. It is understated, but sophisticated and it has transformed our contemporary split-level entry. We love it!

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          4.0

          Love it.

          By Room and Board convert

          from Long Beach, CA

          Style Classic/traditional, Mid-century modern, Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adequate light output
          • Great design

          Cons

          • Difficult to change bulb

          Best Uses

          • Ambiance
          • Decoration

          Customer comments about Nelson Cigar Medium Pendant:

          Luckily I have long arms otherwise I don't know if I could reach the bulb. But not a real problem because you don't have to change light bulbs very often.

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          • House
          • This product is used in my:
          • Living room/family room/great room

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          5.0

          Fabulous Lighting

          By Para L'elle

          from Mendham, NJ

          Style Mid-century modern

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adequate light output
          • Affordable
          • Easy to change bulb
          • Easy to install
          • Great design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Ambiance
            • Over dining table

            Customer comments about Nelson Cigar Medium Pendant:

            This pendant is even more stunning in person. I absolutely adore the design and it blends perfectly even with our classical kitchen table. It is truly timeless and adds a much-needed focal point to our larger kitchen. It hangs in front of a large picture window and when you approach our home you can see this fabulous light. I can't say enough great things about it. Super easy to install....lightweight and delicate which would be a concern if it was in an area where people would be touching it often. I'm glad we put it over the kitchen table rather than as a standing lamp for that reason alone.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery was another MAJOR PLUS. Free shipping on lighting fixtures....where else could you get that beside Room & Board?? It was delivered promptly and packaged impeccably to ensure no damage to product. Thank you R&B...we'll be back for all our decorating needs!

            • I live in a:
            • House
            • This product is used in my:
            • Kitchen area

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            • Nelson Cigar Medium Pendant

              Q:

              How do you clean these? I'm worried about the white, long term, in an area close to the kitchen.
              Asked on 3/6/2014 by Ally from Columbus, ohio

              1 answer

              • Employee Review

                A:

                In most settings the lamps can be cleaned with a feather duster or soft cloth. If they become grimy, the process is a bit more complicated. You can carefully wipe with a clean, damp cloth and then dry with a soft rag but you’ll want to use extra care when doing this and avoid any cleaning solutions as this could result in discoloration.

                Answered on 3/6/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
            • Nelson Cigar Small Pendant

              Q:

              Some of these look true white in the pictures and some look ivory. What color are they?
              Asked on 1/28/2014 by Prairie modern

              1 answer

              • Employee Review

                A:

                When the Nelson pendants are turned off the shade is white. When turned on, the glow of the light bulb will change the color of the shade to off-white or ivory.

                Answered on 1/29/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
            • Nelson Cigar Medium Pendant

              Q:

              Does this lamp still come in a plug-in swag version?
              Asked on 10/17/2013 by Paige from Incline Village, NV

              1 answer

              • Employee Review

                A:

                The Nelson pendants are available for hard-wire applications only. If you have additional questions, please contact our Design Associates at 800-301-9720.

                Answered on 10/18/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
            • Nelson Cigar Small Pendant

              Q:

              Hi I'm interested in the small Nelson cigar pendant. What material is the cord? Also, is there a canopy (I think that's the term for what attaches to the ceiling) or cover/ cap of some sort to place on the ceiling? If so , what color/ material? Thx!
              Asked on 6/25/2013 by Modbrooklyncondogal from Brooklyn New York

              1 answer

              • Employee Review

                A:

                The cord on the Nelson cigar pendant is coated in white plastic. Yes, ceiling mounting plate/canopy is included. Material is stainless steel.

                Answered on 6/26/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
            • Nelson Cigar Medium Pendant

              Q:

              Do they come in colors?
              Asked on 5/25/2013 by Carola from Mar Vista, CA

              1 answer

              • Employee Review

                A:

                These are produced only in the white.

                Answered on 5/26/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
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