Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps

Illustration of a single Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp

The Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps are a collection of four mid-century saucer-shaped 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 Saucer Pendant Lamps comes in four distinct sizes from small to x-large. The small pendant has a width of 17.5” | 44.5 cm and height of 7” | 18 cm. The medium pendant has a width of 25” | 63.5 cm and height of 10” | 25 cm. The large pendant has a width of 35” | 89 cm and height of 14” | 36 cm. The x-large pendant has a width of 50” | 127 cm and height of 22” | 56 cm. The small, medium, and large Nelson Saucer Pendant lamps have a cord length of 6’ | 1.83 m, while the x-large lamps have a length of 9’ | 2.7 m.

Dimensioned drawings of the Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp with variations for small, medium, large and x-large sizes

The Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps are a collection of four mid-century saucer-shaped 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 Saucer Pendant Lamps comes in four distinct sizes from small to x-large. The small pendant has a width of 17.5” | 44.5 cm and height of 7” | 18 cm. The medium pendant has a width of 25” | 63.5 cm and height of 10” | 25 cm. The large pendant has a width of 35” | 89 cm and height of 14” | 36 cm. The x-large pendant has a width of 50” | 127 cm and height of 22” | 56 cm. The small, medium, and large Nelson Saucer Pendant lamps have a cord length of 6’ | 1.83 m, while the x-large lamps have a length of 9’ | 2.7 m.

The Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps are a collection of four mid-century saucer-shaped 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 Saucer Pendant Lamps comes in four distinct sizes from small to x-large. The small pendant has a width of 17.5” | 44.5 cm and height of 7” | 18 cm. The medium pendant has a width of 25” | 63.5 cm and height of 10” | 25 cm. The large pendant has a width of 35” | 89 cm and height of 14” | 36 cm. The x-large pendant has a width of 50” | 127 cm and height of 22” | 56 cm. The small, medium, and large Nelson Saucer Pendant lamps have a cord length of 6’ | 1.83 m, while the x-large lamps have a length of 9’ | 2.7 m.

Common Questions
What is the Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp?
The Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps are a collection of four mid-century saucer-shaped lighting fixtures designed by George Nelson (1952) made by stretching a translucent plastic film over an internal steel wire skeleton.
How big is a Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp?
Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps comes in four distinct sizes. The small pendant has a diameter of 17.5” | 44.5 cm and height of 7” | 18 cm. The medium pendant has a diameter of 25” | 63.5 cm and height of 10” | 25 cm. The large pendant has a diameter of 35” | 89 cm and height of 14” | 36 cm. The x-large pendant has a diameter of 50” | 127 cm and height of 22” | 56 cm.
How high should Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp be hung?
Though the collection contains a variety of pendant sizes, the bottom of each Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp should be hung 28”-36” | 71-91 cm above a countertop surface or 30”-36” | 76-91 cm above a dining table.

Details

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Small:
Diameter: 17.5” | 44.5 cm
Height: 7” | 18 cm

Medium:
Diameter: 25” | 63.5 cm
Height: 10” | 25 cm

Large:
Diameter: 35” | 89 cm
Height: 14” | 36 cm

X-Large:
Diameter: 50” | 127 cm
Height: 22” | 56 cm

Cord Length: 6’ | 1.83 m (Small-Large), 9’ | 2.7 m (XL)
Bulb: LED, CFL, incandescent E26, 60W Small (Max) - 150W Large (Max)
Materials: Plastic polymer, steel frame
Designer: George Nelson
Year: 1952

Drawings include:
Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps side elevation (small), side (medium), side (large), side (x-large)

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