February 20, 2015

George Nelson Case Study 1950s Mid Century Modern "1-2 Nelson" HALF/NELSON Table Lamp, Black


George Nelson Lamp
Half-Nelson Table Lamp Modernica
Icon of Mid Century Modern Design
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George Nelson Case Study 1950s Mid Century Modern "1-2 Nelson" HALF/NELSON Table Lamp, Black.  George Nelson's Half Nelson Table Lamp.  It is such a delight to see this mid century modern masterpiece again after a production hiatus of almost half a century. The Half Nelson Table Lamp was designed by George Nelson in the 1950s. The beautiful Nelson Half Table Lamp is one of the most beautiful icons of mid century modern design. This truly exquisite sculptural table lamp displays a perfect balancing act between art and design. It's gentle shape is reminiscent of mid century modern architecture. In fact, the George Nelson Half Nelson Table Lamp can often be found when browsing through the photographs by Julius Shulman. This iconic mid century modern table lamp was often used in notable icons of mid century modern architecture including including Richard Neutra, Raphael Soriano, Craig Ellwood, Charles and Ray Eames, Pierre Koenig and Eero Saarinen. This attractive modern table lamp shows the unmistakable design talent of one of the leading figures of American Modernism, George Nelson. is a perfect balancing act between sculpture and lighting. The George Nelson Half Nelson Table Lamp is one of the most elegant table lights in our collection. The Nelson Half Table Lamp creates visual drama with its mid century modern form and smoothed out indirect illumination. A centerpiece in any refined interior.

Introducing the 'Half-Nelson' Lamp, a magnum opus from the innovative George Nelson Office, circa 1950. The 'Half-Nelson' Lamp is a definitive example of George Nelson’s visionary design. Stripped down into the most essential shapes, Nelson playfully transforms a cylinder, rod and discus into an enduring work of art.


George Nelson Lamp
Half-Nelson Table Lamp Modernica
Icon of Mid Century Modern Design
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The George Nelson Half-Nelson Lamp is available from Stardust.com


George Nelson's 'Half-Nelson' Table Lamp utilizes a pivoting shade, which is adjustable both left and right and up and down—giving it the ability to direct light in all directions. The cylinder base and disc are both constructed of black powder-coated aluminum, while the underside of the disc is powder-coated white. The stem connecting the two is made of chromed-aluminum and the on/off switch is built of machined-anodized aluminum.


George Nelson Lamp
Half-Nelson Table Lamp Modernica
Icon of Mid Century Modern Design
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The George Nelson Half-Nelson Lamp is available from Stardust.com


George Nelson originally designed the George Nelson Half Nelson Table Lamp for a large-scale design project, Holiday House. Holiday House was a commissioned design vacation home for a magazine of the same name. The house was built in 1950 on the southern coast of Long Island. It was intended to showcase the magazine and to promote a post-war economy in which one could afford to own a vacation home. George Nelson designed the home and most of its furnishings. The George Nelson Half Nelson Table Lamp was designed specifically for the living room, however it only remained a prototype. At a later date, George Nelson re-introduced his 'Half-Nelson' design to Koch & Lowy, an American Lighting Company. Koch & Lowy put the George Nelson Half Nelson Table Lamp into production in 1977. At the time it was available in three finishes: polished brass, chromed-aluminum, and white or black enamel. The lamp was in production until the mid-eighties.


George Nelson Lamp
Half-Nelson Table Lamp Modernica
Icon of Mid Century Modern Design
Click above image to enlarge
The George Nelson Half-Nelson Lamp is available from Stardust.com


Stardust offers the George Nelson Half Nelson Table Lamp at guaranteed low pricing and free shipping. Our knowledgeable Leucos lighting experts will be pleased to assist you with any questions you may have about the George Nelson Half Nelson Table Lamp. The George Nelson Half Nelson Table Lamp is part of the Modernica modern lighting collection which includes Italian designed affordable modern indoor- and outdoor furniture and lighting fixtures. Each George Nelson lamp is made in the USA.

George Nelson Lamp
Half-Nelson Table Lamp Modernica
Icon of Mid Century Modern Design
The George Nelson Half-Nelson Lamp is available from Stardust.com