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September 4, 2013
From the Marshmallow sofa to those glowing Bubble lamps, George Nelson’s designs are a must in many a modern interior. Here are 6 that stand out from the pages of Dwell.
Minimalist home with wood paneled walls in Southern California

In this just under 900-square-foot Manhattan Beach bungalow redesigned by collectors Matt Jacobson and Kristopher Dukes, they’ve chosen what to display wisely, including the designer’s Half Nelson lamp on the bedside table. Photo by Dave Lauridsen

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Originally appeared in Basic Instincts
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Marshmallow sofa, clock, white lamp

A vintage lamp and Nelson’s Marshmallow sofa and Spool clock embody the mid-century feel of Soheil and Nima Nakhshab’s design for their multigenerational family home in California. Photo by Ye Rin Mok

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Originally appeared in How to Design with White
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The double-height living space looks out to the reflecting pool and entry. A George Nelson Bubble Lamp, Edward Wormley Long John Bench, and Van Keppel Green settee and table were among the home’s original furnishings.

A Bubble Lamp hangs in The Opdahl House, designed by Edward Killingsworth for Richard and Joyce Opdahl on the island of Naples, in Long Beach, California. Photo by Catherine Ledner

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Originally appeared in Opdahl Remastered
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Modern blue sofa in white living room.

In Jean-Christophe Aumas’ multihued Paris apartment, the owner-designer outfitted a vintage steel-frame sofa by George Nelson in navy blue fabric from Kvadrat. Photo by Christian Schaulin

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Originally appeared in A Furniture Collector's Renovated Flat in Paris
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Kalia and Olivia in the dining room (the Danish dining table was acquired by Jesse’s parents in the mid-’70s, the dining chairs are by Arne Jacobsen, and the light fixture is by George Nelson).

Architect Jesse Bornstein chose a Nelson lamp for the dining room of his Santa Monica home. Photo by Catherine Ledner

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Originally appeared in Two Houses Are Better Than One
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A George Nelson daybed takes center stage at gallery level. Part of the couple's collection of American mid-century design, it harmonizes with the newer Dutch pieces and with the apartment's 17th-century architecture.

A Nelson daybed takes center stage at the gallery level of a converted 1630s warehouse in Amsterdam. Photo by Rene Mesman

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Originally appeared in Vertical Challenge
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Minimalist home with wood paneled walls in Southern California

In this just under 900-square-foot Manhattan Beach bungalow redesigned by collectors Matt Jacobson and Kristopher Dukes, they’ve chosen what to display wisely, including the designer’s Half Nelson lamp on the bedside table. Photo by Dave Lauridsen

Photo by Dave Lauridsen.

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