Design George Nelson, 1950. Aluminum (powder coated, chrome & anodized) Made in USA by Modernica. The 'Half-Nelson' Lamp, a magnum opus from the innovative George Nelson Office, circa 1950. It is a definitive example of George Nelson's visionary design. Stripped down into the most essential shapes, Nelson playfully transforms a cylinder, rod and discus into an enduring work of art. George Nelson originally designed the 'Half-Nelson' Lamp in 1950 for a large-scale design project, Holiday House. Holiday House was a commissioned design vacation home, on the southern coast of Long island, for a magazine of the same name. George Nelson designed the home and most of its furnishings. The 'Half-Nelson' was designed specifically for the living room, however it only remained a prototype. At a later date, Nelson re-introduced his 'Half-Nelson' design to Koch & Lowy, an American Lighting Company. Koch & Lowy put the 'Half-Nelson' into production in 1977 and remained in production until the mid-eighties. Each lamp is built by Modernica, in Los Angeles, to George Nelson's original specifications. The 'Half-Nelson' Lamp utilizes a pivoting shade, which is fully adjustable giving it the ability to direct light in all directions. The cylinder base and disc are both constructed of black powder-coated aluminum, while the underside of the disc is powder-coated white. The stem connecting the two is made of chromed-aluminum and the on/off switch is built of machined-anodized aluminum. Modernica continues to revitalize designs that previously were only available to a select few, thus making good design available to all. shade: 15" dia. | stem: 17.5" h | 0.5" dia. | base: 8" h | 4.5" d | black cord: 8'4" L. floor to lip of shade at a level position: 17" h. includes 40W/120V energy efficient bulb.