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 Propeller Pendant

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Nelson Propeller Pendant
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adequate light output (10)
  • Great design (10)
  • Good price / value (6)
  • Easy to install (5)
  • Easy to change bulb (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Over dining table (10)
    • Ambiance (7)
    • Decoration (5)
    • Primary light source (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Modern/contemporary (7), Mid-century modern (3)

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    5.0

    Beautiful

    By Elisabeth

    from Chicacgo

    Style Modern/contemporary

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Over dining table

      Customer comments about Nelson Propeller Pendant:

      The Nelson propeller pendant looks fabulous in our newly remodeled kitchen. We chose modern pearl gloss cabinets that have clean, straight lines and the pendant complements the contemporary design and adds warmth and interest to our dining area. We were very pleased to find something we loved that was so reasonably priced.

      • I live in a:
      • Townhouse
      • This product is used in my:
      • Dining area

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      5.0

      Great Room & Board experience

      By Diane

      from Sonoma County, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adequate light output
      • Great design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Over dining table

        Customer comments about Nelson Propeller Pendant:

        Been wanting a Nelson lamp for a long time. Was hard choice between the more traditional styles and the propeller. The propeller definitely is more edgy. All my trim is off-white so the white starkness of the unlit lamp is still taking some getting used to. When lit, it is of course softer and warmer white, blending in beautifully.

        Service and delivery comments:

        The lamp came without the metal canopy that goes against the ceiling. I called Customer Service who answered immediately, checked on it, and got back to me promptly that it would be sent. I got it within 2 days I think. The customer service person sent several personalized emails to update me on the status AND another email after I'd received it -- just to confirm that I had received it and all was good. I was VERY impressed by the prompt and personalized customer service.

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

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        5.0

        Wow! Just wow!

        By Room&Board Newbie

        from NC

        Style Mid-century modern, Modern/contemporary

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Ambiance
        • Decoration
        • Over dining table
        • Primary light source

        Customer comments about Nelson Propeller Pendant:

        This light is so much more spectacular in person than a photograph can capture. I was super hesitant to purchase in that my husband did not like the light as pictured. Once he hung it, however, he changed his mind and loves it as much as I do. Buy it!

        • I live in a:
        • Apartment/condo
        • This product is used in my:
        • Dining area

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        5.0

        Great addition to the room

        By jen_g

        from Mountain View

        Style Mid-century modern

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adequate light output
        • Affordable
        • Great design

        Cons

        • Difficult to install

        Best Uses

        • Ambiance
        • Decoration
        • Over dining table

        Customer comments about Nelson Propeller Pendant:

        We had to bring in a professional electrician to install our light since we have a loft space with high ceilings. Also, we had to reroute wiring that used to be dedicated to a sconce. It was worth the trouble because it has a great look. It not only lights the room but it looks like a sculpture suspended in air.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Delivery was good. The packaging was good and secure too.

        • I live in a:
        • Townhouse
        • This product is used in my:
        • Dining area

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        5.0

        Hanging Sculpture

        By Sean O'Brien

        from Corvallis, OR

        Style Mid-century modern, Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adequate light output
        • Affordable
        • Great design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Over dining table
          • Primary light source

          Customer comments about Nelson Propeller Pendant:

          I bought this as one of 4 Nelson lamps to decorate and light my townhouse. The propeller lamp is the most attractive of the group because of the alternating wires defining its shape. It looks great in any light. Bright sunlight coming in through the window creates shading that shows off its sculptural quality. When used as a light source it takes on a different, but equally attractive character. It is a pleasure to have this simple and relatively inexpensive classic work of industrial design hovering above the dining room table.

          • I live in a:
          • Townhouse
          • This product is used in my:
          • Dining area

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          5.0

          Iconic light still looks fabulous

          By brosan

          from San Antonio, TX

          Style Eclectic, Modern/contemporary

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Ambiance
            • Decoration
            • Over dining table

            Customer comments about Nelson Propeller Pendant:

            This piece really makes the room.

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

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            5.0

            Perfect Lamp

            By Modern Pendant Lamp

            from Chicago, IL

            Style Modern/contemporary

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Ambiance
              • Over dining table
              • Primary light source

              Customer comments about Nelson Propeller Pendant:

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              • I live in a:
              • Loft
              • This product is used in my:
              • Dining area

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              5.0

              Hip and Classy

              By Oliver

              from North Tustin,CA

              Style Eclectic, Modern/contemporary

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

              • Ambiance
              • Decoration
              • Over dining table

              Customer comments about Nelson Propeller Pendant:

              Great light! Interesting texturized rubber stretched over a metal framework. I thought it was going to be more of a paper substance, but this seems much more durable.

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

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              4.0

              Solid purchase

              By No Pressboard Furniture

              from Gardena, CA

              Style Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adequate light output
              • Great design

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

              • Ambiance
              • Decoration
              • Over dining table
              • Primary light source

              Customer comments about Nelson Propeller Pendant:

              I love the design of these Nelson pendants and the way it looks in our dining room, which is more of an alcove than a separate room. I was not fond of the price, so I was delighted with the Room and Board sale!

              Service and delivery comments:

              I had to wait a little while--it was not shipped immediately, however I purchased it during a sale.

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

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              5.0

              Transmormed our dinning room

              By Scandinavian Bliss

              from Boulder, CO

              Style Modern/contemporary

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adequate light output
              • Easy to install
              • Great design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Ambiance
                • Over dining table

                Customer comments about Nelson Propeller Pendant:

                This light transformed our dinning room from a modern area into a scandinavian dinning retreat. We love how it glows above our oak table.

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

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                • Nelson Propeller Pendant

                  Q:

                  Can the lamp be installed on a sloped ceiling?
                  Asked on 3/6/2014 by Paul from United States

                  1 answer

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    The Nelson pendants are compatible with a sloped ceiling.

                    Answered on 3/7/2014 by Design Associate
                • Nelson Propeller Pendant

                  Q:

                  I'm assuming this pendant will work with a compact fluorescent or LED bulb, since incandescent are no longer manufactured, but please confirm.
                  Asked on 1/6/2014 by Urban Granny from Washington DC

                  1 answer

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    You may use a CFL bulb with the Propeller Pendant.

                    Answered on 1/7/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                • Nelson Propeller Pendant

                  Q:

                  What is the diameter of the metal canopy?
                  Asked on 1/4/2014 by Natch from South Orange, NJ

                  1 answer

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    The ceiling plate on the Propeller Pendant is 5.25-inch brushed, nickel-plated steel.

                    Answered on 1/7/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                • Nelson Propeller Pendant

                  Q:

                  Can this be used with a dimmer?
                  Asked on 10/10/2013 by Eclectic furniture lover from Baltimore MD

                  1 answer

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    You may use any of the Nelson pendants on a dimmer switch. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact our Design Associates at 800-301-9720.

                    Answered on 10/11/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                • Nelson Propeller Pendant

                  Q:

                  What is the weight of this light fixture?
                  Asked on 7/2/2013 by Condo dweller from Austin TX

                  1 answer

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    The Nelson propeller pendant weighs approximately 3 lbs.

                    Answered on 7/3/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
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