Modernica are exclusively re-releasing the 'Half-Nelson Lamp' - a 50s classic from the innovative George Nelson Office.
Nelson originally designed the 'Half-Nelson' Table Lamp for a large-scale design project, the 'Holiday House' - 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 and 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, and the ‘Half-Nelson’ was designed specifically for the living room, but it was never actually offered for sale, and remained as a prototype.
At a later date, Nelson re-introduced his Half-Nelson design to Koch & Lowy, an American Lighting Company and they put the lamp into production in 1977, making it until the mid-eighties.
This month, Modernica have revived the Half-Nelson and made a version for sale, meaning it's now only a couple of clicks away.
Each lamp is built to George Nelson’s original specifications, composed of a cylinder, a rod, and discus in black powder-coated aluminum with a stem of chromed aluminum.