Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps

The Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps are a collection of three mid-century spherical lighting fixtures made by stretching a translucent plastic film over an internal steel wire skeleton. Inspired by silk and paper hanging lamps, George Nelson created the Nelson Pendant Lamps in 1952 as a diverse collection of shapes and sizes that could be used individually or grouped together for a myriad of uses and environments.

Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps comes in three specific sizes from small to large. The small pendant has a width of 12.75” | 32 cm and height of 12” | 30.5 cm. The medium pendant has a width of 19” | 48 cm and height of 15.5” | 39 cm. The large pendant has a width of 26.75” | 68 cm and height of 23.5” | 60 cm. The Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps have a cord length of 6’ | 1.83 m.

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Collection of drawings showing the variations of the Nelson Ball Pendant Lamp in small, medium, and large sizes

The Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps are a collection of three mid-century spherical lighting fixtures made by stretching a translucent plastic film over an internal steel wire skeleton. Inspired by silk and paper hanging lamps, George Nelson created the Nelson Pendant Lamps in 1952 as a diverse collection of shapes and sizes that could be used individually or grouped together for a myriad of uses and environments.

Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps comes in three specific sizes from small to large. The small pendant has a width of 12.75” | 32 cm and height of 12” | 30.5 cm. The medium pendant has a width of 19” | 48 cm and height of 15.5” | 39 cm. The large pendant has a width of 26.75” | 68 cm and height of 23.5” | 60 cm. The Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps have a cord length of 6’ | 1.83 m.

Common Questions
Common Questions
Common Questions
What is the Nelson Ball Pendant Lamp?
The Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps are a trio of mid-century spherical lighting fixtures designed by George Nelson (1952) made by stretching a translucent plastic film over an internal steel wire skeleton.
How high should pendant lights be hung above a countertop?
Pendant lights should be hung between 28”-36” | 71-91 cm above a countertop surface and customized to avoid obstructing views by the tallest people that may use the surface.
How big is a Nelson Ball Pendant Lamp?
Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps comes in three distinct sizes. The small pendant has a diameter of 12.75” | 32 cm and height of 12” | 30.5 cm. The medium pendant has a diameter of 19” | 48 cm and height of 15.5” | 39 cm. The large pendant has a diameter of 26.75” | 68 cm and height of 23.5” | 60 cm.
How far apart should pendant lights be hung?
Pendant lights are commonly spaced between 30” -36” | 76-91 cm apart measured from the center of the fixture. Uniform lighting conditions should be achieved, but the spacing of pendant lighting is flexible based on the situation and context.
How high should Nelson Ball Pendant Lamp be hung?
Though the collection contains a variety of pendant sizes, the bottom of each Nelson Ball Pendant Lamp should be hung 28”-36” | 71-91 cm above a countertop surface or 30”-36” | 76-91 cm above a dining table.
How high a pendant light be hung above a dining table?
Pendant lights should be hung between 30”-36” | 76-91 cm above a dining table.

Details

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Small:
Diameter: 12.75” | 32 cm
Height: 12” | 30.5 cm

Medium:
Diameter: 19” | 48 cm
Height: 15.5” | 39 cm

Large:
Diameter: 26.75” | 68 cm
Height: 23.5” | 60 cm

Cord Length: 6’ | 1.83 m
Bulb: LED, CFL, incandescent E26, 150W (Max)
Materials: Plastic polymer, steel frame
Designer: George Nelson
Year: 1952

Drawings include:
Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps side elevation (small), side (medium), side (large)

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