The spokes shooting out from the central metal sphere are tipped with either a sparkling crystal or a softly glowing bulb, creating an extraordinary lighting effect.
One of the most highly regarded midcentury lighting collections, the Bubble Lamps are now part of the permanent collection at MoMA in New York. Notice how well they go with the traditional architecture in this stairwell.
Actually, it’s the UFO Ceiling Lamp. When I look at it, I can hear Rod Serling’s voice gravely intoning, “You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into … the Twilight Zone.”
Bubble Chairs have been used in music videos and fashion magazines; I expect one to show up in Roger Sterling’s office on Mad Men very soon.
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