Plumen are a brand which SATORI & SCOUT particularly admire, forever pushing the boundaries of lighting design and raising the bar in contemporary design. Pioneering the world’s first energy efficient designer light bulb with the Original 001 back in 2010, Plumen have now launched their new 001 design. With a new life reincarnated as an LED option (the original was fluorescent), such a lightbulb is known for it’s recognisably unusual shape and isn’t it just so quirky?
A high-performance product in every regard, the new 001 LED Plumen lightbulb is perfect for almost every modern home decor. Adding flair and curiosity to any setting, the new LED bulb has a sleeker form than it’s predecessor allowing it’s elegant form to truly complement. An iconic design by all means, the instantly recognisable 001 LED is completely dimmable, allowing you to switch from task lighting to low ambient light with the offer of versatility and control. Who would think lights could be so clever?
Of high notes on sustainable agendas too, one advantage that LED technology has over standard incandescent bulbs is that it uses 80% less energy and lasts 10 times longer. Specifically designed so that each part of the 001 LED can be recycled after-use, neither aluminium nor mercury are used in its design and the bulb can be fully dissembled to ensure that it is 100% recyclable. Well designed in form and function, the perfect recipe for beautiful lighting.
Matte with a bone-like finish, the ceramic materiality of the Plumen light is as beautiful as the light itself. Forever forward thinking, Plumen’s lighting can be found in The Design Museum (London), Cooper Hewitt and MoMA (New York), absolutely testament to the brand’s place in the contemporary design canon. As Co-founder and Creative Director Nicolas Roope explains, “Our goal is for sustainable design to be a natural choice and our light bulbs aim to inspire that change. Our original 001 is a tough act to follow, but we believe this reincarnated 001 LED will become a new classic, and a sound choice for anyone who enjoys beautiful design that doesn’t cost the earth.” SATORI & SCOUT agrees.
Discover more about the brand online at: Plumen.com
Making Sustainable The Humble LightbulbDesigned by Plumen and Samuel Wilkinson Studio, this light offers 2.5 more life than the original Plumen 001 (from 8000h to 20000h) white is equivalent to 20 years average use. Hat's off to the designers for a sustainable future.
(Photography Credit : Charles Emerson and Emma Kay)