Plumen has taken a familiar, existing design and transformed it into a desirable object to show off and enjoy. This British company was launched in 2010 and has expanded to include two designs of energy efficient light bulbs, five colours of Drop Cap Pendant Sets and two lampshade styles.
Plumen 001 - The Plumen 001 bulb was awarded the Brit Insurance Design of the Year by the Design Museum in London and the prestigious Black Pencil at the D&AD awards in 2011. It is included in the permanent collections of MoMA, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago and the Design Museum in Helsinki.
With the 001 Bulb Plumen created a visually striking bulb that saves up to 80% on energy bills and lasts 8 times longer than a standard incandescent bulb.
Plumen bulbs are distinguished by their elegant sculptural form. Instead of being hidden from view, as low energy light bulbs tend to be, Plumen bulbs are designed to be on show.
Plumen 002- For the design of their second bulb, the 002, Plumen was looking to produce something very different to the original 001 and Barbara Hepworth’s artwork, Spring (1966) was undeniably the inspiration for the direction they wanted to go in.
The aim was to design a simple but elegant bulb by using very basic forms to recreate the strong dynamics recognizable in Hepworth’s art. Photo: Hepworth Photograph Collection
The Plumen 002 Bulb is a 6 watt LED, 250 Lumen, very warm white light, with 8,000 hours life expectancy.
Plumen Drop Top Lamp Shade Set - Designed by Samuel Wilkinson, 2011, the Plumen Drop Top Lamp Shade Set is a mouth-blown tinted glass shade that softens the brightness from side views, while allowing the unique Plumen bulb form to be seen and enjoyed. Surfaces beneath are still illuminated fully, making this a beautiful, yet practical shade for countless applications.
The Plumen Drop Lamp Shade Set is available in black, white, amber/black combo and amber/copper combo.
By balancing efficiency and design with practical realities, Plumen bring desirable energy efficient bulbs to a wider audience. Imagine these beauties in your kitchen.
The Plumen 002 Bulb can be a simple solution to task lighting.
Plumen celebrates new technologies, champions good ideas and is intent on developing products that elevate everyone’s experience of light. By creating an attractive form, Plumen helps you make an environmentally sound choice without having to compromise on style.