Designed by George Nelson

Nelson Pear Lotus Table Lamp

A white Nelson Pear Lotus Table Lamp.

Light and luminous

Elegant form, soft light

Bringing a graceful presence to a table setting, the Nelson Pear Lotus Table Lamp is set on a steel base that is available with or without a walnut cover, and includes an 86-inch plug-in cord. A pull chain with a solid walnut end provides a convenient way to turn the lamp on and off. In 1952, a set of Swedish hanging lamps were introduced into the American market and George Nelson was impressed enough to want one for his office. When he learned that it was available at a Swedish import store in New York, he hurried to acquire one. A price tag of $125, steep at the time, prevented him from buying one but it also inspired him to design his own. Soon after, a collection of pendant, sconce, tripod, table, and floor lamps was born.

Close view of the white shade on a Nelson Pear Lotus Table Lamp.