How to Clean a Nelson Bubble Lamp
In 1947, George Nelson created the "Bubble" lamp for Howard Miller. Airy and lighthearted, these lamps were fashioned in sturdy, lightweight steel and a special translucent white plastic. In the late 1970s, the lamps were discontinued by Howard Miller. Modernica, a Los Angeles-based modernist furniture manufacturer, is now the only official authorized George Nelson Bubble Lamp maker.
Dust lamp using a feather duster or a soft, dry cloth.
Place three or four drops of dish soap in two quarts of lukewarm water.
Saturate a clean rag with the soap/water mixture.
Gently rub the stain(s) on your lamp.
Wipe the soap off with a clean, damp cloth.
Dry the moist area with a soft, dry cloth.
- Avoid using stronger solutions, like ammonia or bleach, as they could cause your Nelson Bubble Lamp to become discolored. It could also damage the plastic coating.
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