Bubble lamp, H-739

designed 1947; made 1952–79
Designed by George Nelson (American, 1908–1986), Manufactured by Howard Miller Clock Company (founded in 1926)


Object Place: Zeeland, Michigan

Dimensions

Overall: 35.6 x 25.4 cm (14 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4954

Medium or Technique

Steel, translucent white plastic (polyvinyl acetate and non-drying oil), electrical elements

On View

The 1940s and 1950s (Gallery 336)

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Lighting devices

Provenance

Early history unknown; by 2009, Mark McDonald, 330 Gallery, Hudson, NY; 2009, purchased by the MFA.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by James G. Hinkle Jr. and Roy Hammer