George Nelson Criss Cross Bubble Lamps

By Miyoko Ohtake / Published by Dwell
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I like my pendant lamps grouped together or in a bundle, which is why I'm excited about the recent reissue of a trio of George Nelson's Criss Cross Bubble Lamps by Los Angeles-based modern furniture company Modernica.

Left to right: Criss Cross Saucer, Criss Cross Cigar, Criss Cross Ball, and Criss Cross Pear

George Nelson Criss Cross Bubble Lamps: Criss Cross Saucer, Criss Cross Cigar, Criss Cross Ball, and Criss Cross Pear.

George Nelson Criss Cross Bubble Lamps: Criss Cross Saucer, Criss Cross Cigar, Criss Cross Ball, and Criss Cross Pear.

The lamps were originally maufactured by Howard Miller, who also produced his clocks, from the early 1950s until 1979. Modernica reissued the lamps in the 1990s and gave them names (Saucer, Ball, Cigar, Apple, Pear, Criss Cross, Lantern, and Propeller) to replace their original identifiers: catalog numbers. When the hanging lamps were made by Howard Miller, customers could add "CC" to their orders to have any of the lamps created in in the criss-cross pattern. Now, Modernica has added the criss-cross versions of the Ball, Cigar, and Pear to its regular lineup (which already included the Criss Cross Saucer lamp). For more, visit modernica.net.

Image courtesy of Modernica

Miyoko Ohtake

@miyokoohtake

When not writing, Miyoko Ohtake can be found cooking, training for her next marathon, and enjoying all that the City by the Bay and the great outdoors have to offer.

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