JustÂ boughtÂ some vintage newÂ Mid Century ModernÂ Bubble Beehive tripod lamps made of white molded plastic and teak. I wanted to see if I could find out more about them and discovered some variations that are equally beautiful. Sometimes they are referred to asÂ Tiki Bubble Lamps, and seem to come in a variety of colours.
In 1947, George Nelson became inspired by a self webbing material used to moth-ball ships in New York and he convinced himself it would be perfect for lighting. He made a metal frame, tracked down the source of the webbing material and by the next day he created a big glowing sphere and the Bubble Lamp was born. You can see two examples of the George Nelson Bubble Lamp below in white.
The turquoise lamps on the bottom left. Can u tell more? I got an orange one today. Thanks
I apologize for the delay in responding. I have had some trouble with hacking on my site. The turquoise lamp is a Mid-Century Modern table lamp. These lamps had shades, made from moulded plastic, come in a variety of shapes, colours and different patterns. The lamps are from the fun, great 50’s 60s atomic age when lamps were made with flair! Just a must have for some of us who love the lighting from that era. I think you made a great purchase and orange is a great colour. Enjoy your lamp!
CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME IF & WHERE I CAN BUY , THESE LAMPS , I USED TO HAVE THE ORANGE & THE BLUE , , I WOULD LOVE TO BUY A COUPLE OF THESE LAMPS , THANK YOU
You should be able to find these lamps at any Mid Century Modern Vintage shop. If you are lucky you might spot them at a Good Will. I bought mine from a home decor second hand store. They are a lovely lamps. Good luck in your search. Tina
These lamps can be bought from vintage stores. I bought mine at a consignment store in Vancouver. Google Mid Century Modern vintage in your city and see what comes up. Check ebay too. Good luck