March 13, 2012 | Home Couture Store
Plumen 001 is the antithesis of low energy light bulbs as we know them. Rather than hide the unappealing traditional compact fluorescent light behind boring utility, the brief was to design a new dynamic identity for a low energy CFL light bulb. Samuel Wilkinson’s design references the filaments of incumbent incandescent bulbs. The mirroring glass tubes take an irregular, yet harmonious form. This creates a silhouette that changes with every perspective.
Plumen 001 has joined the permanent collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum of London. In addition, the V&A have added the first two production samples of the bulb to their collection and they have documented the design and manufacturing process that led to the creation of the bulb.
The dynamic, sculptured form contrasts to the dull regular shapes of existing low energy bulbs, in an attempt to make the Plumen a centrepiece, and not an afterthought. The Plumen 001 works like any other high quality low energy bulb – saving up to 80% on energy bills and lasting 8 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs.