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Nelson

Part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, these sculptural bubble table 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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Details of Nelson Lotus Cigar Table Lamp

  • Dimensions: 10 round 27h
  • Shade Dimensions: 10 round 14h
  • Bulb Info: 150W max
  • UL Listed: Yes
  • Designer: by George Nelson
  • Installation: plug-in
  • Product Origin: made in Michigan
  • Item Number: 659933
  • Material: resin
  • Color: white
  • Secondary Material: metal
  • Secondary Color: nickel

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4.9

(based on 25 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great design (24)
  • Quality construction (23)
  • Adequate light output (20)
  • Easy assembly (20)
  • Energy efficient (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accent lighting (23)
    • Decoration (15)
    • Bedside (13)
    • Reading (8)
    • Working (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Modern/contemporary (18), Mid-century modern (11), Eclectic (7), Survivalist / minimalist (7), Vintage (3)

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    5.0

    A thing of beauty

    By Midcentury

    from Chicago, IL

    Style Eclectic, Mid-century modern, Modern/contemporary

    Pros

    • Adequate light output
    • Easy assembly
    • Great design
    • Quality construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accent lighting
      • Decoration
      • Working

      Customer comments about Nelson Lotus Cigar Table Lamp:

      I looked,for a long time for the perfect lamp that would be bolth beautiful and functional. I have it on a bar cabinet which sits between the kitchen and dining area of my kitchen//dining/living room in my loft. The problem is, high ceilings and a dark wooden ceiling absorb all the light and doesn't provide enough for food prep.
      I would have liked a lamp with a dimmer or 3-way bulb, but the fact that this will take up to 150 watts, provides me with more light than I had (I put a 100 LED in it) but at the same time did not look harsh. I looked at every lamp of similar size and modern design at R&B and found this to be closest to my needs, but did't know until I got it home how perfect it would be.

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

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      5.0

      Stylish light for bedroom

      By Asian style

      from Oakland, CA

      Style Modern/contemporary

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adequate light output
      • Easy assembly
      • Energy efficient
      • Great design
      • Quality construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accent lighting
        • Bedside

        Customer comments about Nelson Lotus Cigar Table Lamp:

        I put this lamp on the headboard of our King-size bed. It provides great ambient light because it rises up above enough to cast light over the bed, yet it doesn't take up a lot of space. It casts enough light so I can fold laundry on our bed at night.
        I didn't use the fluorescent bulb that came w/ the lamp but replaced it w/ an LED bulb. The fact that the shade is wide enough to accommodate an LED bulb is a huge plus as the days grow shorter and I anticipate having this lamp on more.
        I love the clean design and it goes well with the Japanese prints we have on the wall. I like the pull switch, don't have to fumble w/ a switch on the lamp in the middle of the night and I like the stylish wooden knob. I will be replacing the floor lamp I have w/ the floor lamp version of the lamp so that they match. I wish the floor lamp didn't have a foot switch and had the pull switch like the table lamp.
        The lamp arrived well-packaged and it was very easy to assemble. I am pleased that the materials in this lamp are of high quality and anticipate many years of use.

        • I live in a:
        • House
        • This product is used in my:
        • Primary bedroom

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        4.0

        Beautiful and modern

        By BryWay

        from San Francisco, CA

        Style Mid-century modern, Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accepts Variety Of Bulbs
        • Beautifully Designed
        • Solid Construction

        Cons

        • Attracts A Lot Of Dust

        Best Uses

        • Decoration

        Customer comments about Nelson Lotus Cigar Table Lamp:

        I bought two of these lamps to use on each of my two nightstands. They're a little larger than I'd envisioned, but are great for bedside due to the nice pull-chain on/off mechanism -- no hunting around for a switch attached to a power cord.

        • I live in a:
        • Apartment/condo
        • This product is used in my:
        • Primary bedroom

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        5.0

        Just what we wanted

        By Nelson Lotus Cigar Table Lamp

        from Ann Arbor MI

        Style Eclectic, Modern/contemporary

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adequate light output
        • Easy assembly
        • Easy to clean
        • Energy efficient
        • Great design
        • Quality construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accent lighting
          • Bedside

          Customer comments about Nelson Lotus Cigar Table Lamp:

          Classic design.

          • I live in a:
          • House
          • This product is used in my:
          • Guest bedroom

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          5.0

          A classic!

          By Roxane

          from Rio Rancho, NM

          Style Mid-century modern

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adequate light output
          • Easy assembly
          • Easy to clean
          • Energy efficient
          • Great design
          • Quality construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accent lighting
            • Bedside
            • Decoration
            • Reading

            Customer comments about Nelson Lotus Ball Table Lamp:

            Not only is this a wonderful reading light on my nightstand, but its stability and substantial weight means the cat can't knock it over.

            • I live in a:
            • House
            • This product is used in my:
            • Primary bedroom

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            4.0

            Chic

            By CHerman

            from Chicago IL

            Style Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adequate light output
            • Easy assembly
            • Great design
            • Quality construction

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

            • Accent lighting
            • Bedside
            • Reading

            Customer comments about Nelson Lotus Cigar Table Lamp:

            Chic. Modern. Excellent on nightstand.

            • I live in a:
            • Apartment/condo
            • This product is used in my:
            • Primary bedroom

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            5.0

            Beautiful!

            By Classic Modern Enthusiast

            from Wheaton, Il

            Style Minimalist, Vintage

            Pros

            • Adequate light output
            • Easy assembly
            • Energy efficient
            • Great design
            • Quality construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accent lighting
              • Working

              Customer comments about Nelson Lotus Cigar Table Lamp:

              This lamp is just so nice. The style and quality are great. The walnut ball on the pull is a nice accent. Everything is well-constructed. Easy assembly as well. This lamp is on my Eames low storage unit in my office and it is just the right size and the right style.

              Service and delivery comments:

              My order shipped out on Monday and arrived on Wednesday. Great!

              • This product is used in my:
              • Office

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              5.0

              Love the Nelson lamps

              By Contemporary Farmhouse

              from Nevada City, California

              Style Eclectic, Modern/contemporary

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adequate light output
              • Easy assembly
              • Energy efficient
              • Great design
              • Quality construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accent lighting
                • Decoration

                Customer comments about George Nelson Nelson Lotus Cigar Table Lamp:

                One of the Room and Board design consultants suggested the George Nelson cigar table lamp and we liked it so much, we ordered the pear table lamp as well - they are on matching tables at the ends of a R&B contemporary sofa and look wonderful, especially because they are similar in style, yet different shapes. We are now considering a George Nelson mobile for the entry hall.

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

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                5.0

                Perfect addition for our client's living

                By Diane @ Inventive Interiors

                from Evanston, IL

                Style Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • A True Piece Of Art
                • Easy assembly
                • Great design
                • Quality construction

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Accent lighting
                • Decoration

                Customer comments about Nelson Lotus Cigar Table Lamp:

                We specifically chose a pair of Nelson Lotus Cigar lamps that are placed on a beautiful wrought iron/stone topped console behind one sofa in our client's living room. The modern authenticity of the lamps adds interesting, artistic, and simple lines to a collection of contemporary and classic furnishings. Thanks Room & Board for offering the Nelson Lotus Cigar Lamp among your many wonderful selections.

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

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                5.0

                Beautiful

                By Condo Decor

                from Cambridge, MA

                Style Mid-century modern, Minimalist

                Pros

                • Adequate light output
                • Easy assembly
                • Energy efficient
                • Great design
                • Quality construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Accent lighting
                  • Bedside
                  • Decoration

                  Customer comments about Nelson Lotus Cigar Table Lamp:

                  We have been searching for the right lamp to fit our mid century decor. We tried others that just weren't right but this lamp is perfect. I was hesistant to spend the money as it was pricey in comparison to others but it is worth it.

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

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