Every admirer of modern homes and design know the name George Nelson. Throughout Nelson’s prolific career, he came up with new modern home concepts like the family room and storage wall units. But most modern home enthusiasts know him for his Bubble Lamps, which were inspired by the plastic membrane-covered wrappings that boats are stored in during the winter. Using wire-form shades and this plastic design, the iconic Bubble Lamps and Pendants continue to be beloved fixtures in homes today. George Nelson’s bubble lamps are part of the permanent collection in the Museum of Modern Art in New York and remain icons in modern lighting today.