Friday, 9 March 2012

Funky Plumen light bulb in the V&A

Note, its not really a bulb, its a lamp, a bulb is a shape....

The Plumen 001 lamp has been added to the permanent collection at the Victoria & Albert museum.
Described as the world’s first designer energy efficient light bulb, the Plumen 001 was awarded the Brit Insurance Design of the Year in 2011, and has received widespead recognition.

With accolades from the Finnish Design Museum and the Cooper Hewitt Collection in New York, London’s V&A is the latest museum to add the lamp to its permanent collection. It will take pride of place alongside artifacts taken from the cultures of Europe, North America, Asia and Northern Africa.
The Plumen 001 was designed in partnership by Hulger and Samuel Wilkinson.

Nicolas Roope, Hulger co-founder, said: “Hulger are delighted that the Plumen 001 has been included in the V&A permanent collection.

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