the new george nelson: a giveaway
by victoria comment



Bubble Lamps are perhaps the most recognizable works from George Nelson’s large collection of product designs, but they are not the only lighting fixtures he ever created. Modernica is now bringing back an exceptionally rare, less known George Nelson design – the Net Light. And we’re giving one away this week to one very lucky mid-century modernist!


The George Nelson Net Light® series was released by Howard Miller Clock Company in 1959 and less than 1000 were ever produced. The series of pendant lamps were constructed of fine, web-coated plastic netting that was stretched over metal rings to create interesting geometric shapes. The lights were designed so that they could be attached to each-other in different combinations to form “chains” of pendant lamps that hung down from the ceiling in long, unique stacks. Today, only a scarce few of the original Net Lights survive, with fewer still in decent condition. So Modernica decided to bring back the Net Light, resurrecting a rare component of George Nelson design history and recreated the Net Light using the same specifications and materials used in the original design.

To win the Modernica George Nelson Net Lamp, simply:

• hop on over to modernica’s Facebook page and “like” their page by thursday, january 23rd.

• comment back here letting us know you ‘liked’ their facebook page to enter to win.

• as always, be sure to leave a way to reach you via twitter, facebook, email or your website.

• we’ll announce a winner on my twitter account and on modernica’s facebook page the week of january 27th, so be sure and follow us.

• sorry, but this time the giveaway applies to U.S. residents, only.


• this post in partnership with Modernica. all opinions are my own.

188 responses to “the new george nelson: a giveaway”

  1. I LOVE this blog! I liked the Modernica Facebook page! If I am lucky enough to win this lamp, please contact me on Twitter at @TaliaS1327.

    • Wow! What a great prize. How can you not love Modernica?!! I just liked them on facebook. Thank you! Fb–Ben Torricelli

  2. I LIKEeeeeeeeee! :)

    I love this blog! I love Modernica! I love all things George Nelson! So this giveaway is just perfect for me!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this amazing giveaway.

  3. Not fair…! Just because I live on a small greek island…. Next time, ok?
    Liked Modernica’s page anyway, as for the George Nelson lamp, it’s stunning, it’s a classic, it’s sculptural, and in my eyes at least, it truly resembles octopus traps used by the local fishermen… Kisses from Paros xx z

  4. I liked the Modernica Facebook page! If I am lucky enough to win this lamp, please contact me on FACEBOOK CHRISTELLE HARRIS LAS VEGAS NV

  5. Modernica and I are like old friends (on facebook)! Like everyone else, I’m crossing my fingers and toes! These lamps used to hang in a mall in South Florida, where I’m from, that has since been demoed. I actually think they use an old photo of the Hollywood Mall in question on their page. Not only would like lamp look killer in my ’54 ranch, but it’s also a VERY welcomed blast of nostalgia. Best wishes and many thanks for this opportunity!

  6. Wow! This lamp is absolutely gorgeous. Definitely had to enter this contest, no ifs, ands, or buts. (liked under username julia.zook.7)

  7. Liked! Thanks for the heads up about this contest, Victoria. Saw your post on Twitter and the words “we’re giving away a George Nelson lamp” have a way of screaming off the page (to me, that is)

  8. I’ve liked Modernica’s Facebook page for this great George Nelson giveaway.
    If I’m lucky enough to win I can be contacted through email or twitter @rplamer74

  9. Oh bummer not a resident but have found your bog through Modernica Instagram love your blog love the light love FB Modernica cheers

  10. Liked the Facebook page (and love the company)! If I’m the lucky winner, please contact me on twitter via @emeliwarren.

    Can’t wait to find out!

  11. liked their fb and LOOOOOOVED all of their products!! hope you are having fun in my city this weekend!! thanks for offering this giveaway. xo

  12. “liked” in Facebook! You can reach me on twitter @Tockfen. We’ve been on the hunt for a fixture such as this and it would find a happy place in our home. Love your site and Modernica.
    Thanks for the chance!

  13. Yes! We need a hanging lamp for a bare corner, and I was just looking on Fab this morning. I liked Modernica on Facebook. Count me in, please!

    Sarahjgaines (at) gmail (dot) com

  14. Liked Modernica! Coveting a fiberglass chair as well as this cool lamp. Thanks for the giveaway contest. Contact via email.

  15. I liked Modernica’s Facebook page a long time ago and still like them. They are an awesome furniture company ans one day I hope to be able to purchase furniture from them for myself. They have a great selection of mid century modern designer furniture. I would love to win the George Nelson lamp.

  16. I’m glad you posted this – I’m always looking for good sources of affordable modern furniture and lighting. I really love those bentwood daybeds and haven’t seen them at those prices before! That lamp would really make the space if I got both :) I liked Modernica on facebook and am following you on twitter!

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