Plumen is proud to create designer lighting for the home that is both beautiful and energy efficient. To develop our first product, the Plumen 001, we worked together with British designer Samuel Wilkinson. The result was an energy efficient light bulb that, instead of being hidden from view as so many other bulb designs are, is designed to be on show.
A winner of multiple design awards, the Plumen 001 and Baby Plumen 001 bulbs are distinguished by their elegant sculptural form. The organic design makes a feature out of the bulb itself, which can be simply hung from a cord as pendant or showcased within a transparent lamp shade. The Plumen 001 was awarded the Brit Insurance Design of the Year by the Design Museum in London in 2011 and the prestigious Black Pencil at the D&AD awards in the same year. It is included in the permanent collections of MoMA, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Smithosonian Cooper-Hewitt Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago and the Design Museum in Helsinki.
Plumen bulbs work in almost all pendants and luminaires but they look particularly effective when framed by our own Drop Cap Pendants. Tailor-made for our energy efficient Plumen bulb, the sleek Drop Cap Pendant is a beautifully simple lighting solution. It discreetly hides the lamp holder and the upper part of the bulb while neatly framing the glass tubes of the Plumen 001. As well as the drop cap, the pendant set comes with a painted metal ceiling rose, lamp holder and 2 metres of matching fabric cable.
The Drop Cap Pendant can be installed onto any ceiling and the cable length can be adjusted to your preference. Available in five different colours - red, black, copper, white and pastel blue - the Drop Cap Pendant Set and Plumen light bulb is the perfect luminaire for lighting the home, the office and other public spaces.
Compatible with almost all light fittings, the Plumen light bulb’s distinctive design makes it the perfect centrepiece for lampshades that put the bulb in full view. We stock a variety of pendant and table lampshade designs that have been chosen specifically because they complement and enhance the design of our energy efficient light bulbs. Whether hung across a kitchen counter, in a cluster above a dining table or simply resting on a surface, the Plumen bulbs create striking displays when used in conjunction with the right shade.
We stock a selection of transparent blown glass shades by Samuel Wilkinson as well as a new design by Danish brand Lightyears, all of which have been specifically designed to frame the Plumen bulb’s distinctive silhouette. In addition we sell a range of undulating lampshades by Graypants that are made from recycled cardboard. From the home to the office, there is a Plumen luminaire to suit every taste.