Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps

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 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). The Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps have a cord length of 6’ (1.83 m).

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 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 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.

Details

*Under Development*

Height: 
12”-23.5” | 30.5-60 cm
Width:
12.75”-26.75” | 32-68 cm
Depth:
12.75”-26.75” | 32-68 cm
Length:
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Weight:

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

Properties

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

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Pendant lights, also known as drop or suspended lights, are singular lighting fixtures that are suspended down from a ceiling above. Hung individually over a single surface, or in linear arrangements of multiple pendants, pendant lights come in a variety of design from minimal to attention-grabbing.

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9.25” | 23.5 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
2008
E27 Pendant Light
23.500
12.700
12.700
2008.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/bleOG
3D
E27 Pendant Light3D model of multiple E27 Pendant Lights set in a row viewed in perspective3D model of multiple E27 Pendant Lights set in a row viewed in perspective
10.25” | 26 cm
15” | 38 cm
15” | 38 cm
IKEA Foto Pendant Lamp
26.000
38.000
38.000
60
https://p3d.in/e/yJFIO
3D
IKEA Foto Pendant LampView of the IKEA Foto Pendant Lamp in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Foto Pendant Lamp in 3D available for download
10.25”-18.5” | 26-47 cm
9”-19” | 23-47 cm
9”-19” | 23-47 cm
IKEA Hektar Pendant Lamp
47.000
47.000
47.000
80
https://p3d.in/e/QInm9
3D
IKEA Hektar Pendant LampPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Hektar Pendant LampPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Hektar Pendant Lamp
14.25” | 36 cm
18” | 46 cm
18” | 46 cm
IKEA Knappa Pendant Lamp
36.000
46.000
46.000
45
https://p3d.in/e/bZsBz
3D
IKEA Knappa Pendant Lamp3D model of the IKEA Knappa Pendant Lamp viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Knappa Pendant Lamp viewed in perspective
9.25” | 23.5 cm
15” | 38 cm
15” | 38 cm
IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp
23.500
38.000
38.000
5
https://p3d.in/e/GWBMK
3D
IKEA Ranarp Pendant LampView of the IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Ranarp Pendant Lamp in 3D available for download
5.5” | 14 cm
11.25” | 28.6 cm
11.25” | 28.6 cm
1931
Kaiser-idell Pendant Lamp
14.000
28.600
28.600
1931.00
0
https://p3d.in/e/WdN6r
3D
Kaiser-idell Pendant LampPerspective view of a 3D model of the Kaiser-idell Pendant LampPerspective view of a 3D model of the Kaiser-idell Pendant Lamp
12”-23.5” | 30.5-60 cm
12.75”-26.75” | 32-68 cm
12.75”-26.75” | 32-68 cm
1952
Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps
60.000
68.000
68.000
1952.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/4LFrx
3D
Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps3D model of the Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps viewed in perspective3D model of the Nelson Ball Pendant Lamps viewed in perspective
7”-22” | 18-56 cm
17.5”-50” | 44.5-127 cm
17.5”-50” | 44.5-127 cm
1952
Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps
56.000
127.000
127.000
1952.00
70
https://p3d.in/e/Ilm04
3D
Nelson Saucer Pendant LampsView of the Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps in 3D available for downloadView of the Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps in 3D available for download
10”-14” | 25-36 cm
8”-16” | 20-41 cm
8”-16” | 20-41 cm
2014
Swell Pendant
36.000
41.000
41.000
2014.00
5
https://p3d.in/e/FHvBE
3D
Swell PendantPerspective view of a 3D model of Swell Pendants of various sizes clustered togetherPerspective view of a 3D model of Swell Pendants of various sizes clustered together