George Nelson

The American industrial designer George Nelson was one of the most influential figures in the crucial period of modern design. He believes that designers should be continuously aware of the consequences of their actions for people and society. He was known for the amazing quote: ‘Design is a response to social change.’ He believed that a designer’s job was to better the world, using the perfection of nature’s creations as his guide. George Nelson passed away in 1986 as a great architect, designer, writer and teacher. For HAY, we created the beautiful Nelson Bubble Lamp series to honor him.