In a recent post about 50’s shopping centers at the Paris Review’s oddly wonderful blog, we spotted these George Nelson bubble lamps stacked one on top of another to make wondrous sculptural lighting. Copying this would be pretty expensive…but we saw an alternative in another picture. Various organic shapes of vaguely Noguchi-esque modernist paper shades stacked and clustered. Since there are many cheap versions of those around, that’s an easily do-able idea.

You can fine oddly shaped paper lanterns and cord sets here. There are lots of great shapes to choose from to make an interesting stack or cluster.

…at Style Files we came across this simple set of stacked rounds: simple and swell.

photo:brigitte wolfgang drejer

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