“Modern lights are increasingly about the bulb and not about the shade. In fact, I think I have only one light with a fabric lampshade in my whole house. The rest are a mix of glass and exposed bulbs – all of which need to be decorative as well as give off a good light. The days when the shade was there to hide the bulb are long gone.
I have several Plumens in my house but my favourites are the WattNott range. I have a pendant light in the bedroom – the Franklin Chandelier by Soren Rose for Menu in which the bulb is completely integral to the piece – it’s not just about the design of the light fitting but about the piece as a whole. I have fitted it with four Whirly Wyatts and it looks great and gives good light. To really show off your fancy bulb I would choose one of the Drop Hat shades in black or brass.”
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About Kate Watson-Smyth
A Plumen advocate from the early days, Kate Watson-Smyth aces the work/life balance in a big way! She’s seen fame as an author, writer for some of the top newspaper in the country, creator of the award-winning interior blog Mad About The House, founder of an interior styling consultancy and, just recently, was listed in the Top 10 interiors instagram accounts of 2017 by Vogue Magazine. Luckily, her husband, their two teenage sons and Enid the cat tag along for the ride!
Connect with Kate @mad_about_the_house
“I fell in love with the Plumen 001 the moment I saw it. Having a deep rooted love of minimalism, I admired the simplicity and beauty of the design. I have three hung above my kitchen, so they are a design feature but not in an ostentatious way; they embody ‘lagom’. When the 001 launched I remember thinking these are very special, I genuinely consider the bulbs sculptural in their form, and a piece of art. The fact that they are low energy really just cements how perfect the 001 bulbs are.”
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About Fiona Burrage
When she’s not running her design consultancy, The Click Design, or designing the clothing line at Nor–Folk, a design-led brand that she launched with her husband Bobby, Fiona Burrage captures her love for scandi minimalism through the lens of her camera. She shares her beautiful photography on Instagram. Regular guests include her three year old son, the adorable Stanley, and the Plumen 001s resident in the Burrage home!
Connect with Fiona @nor_folk
“These WattNott bulbs are such fantastic statement pieces. Perfect industrial chic! Really they can work as standalones, no shade required. I’ve been sourcing some nice looking cables so they can sit nice and proud my office and our bedroom!”
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About Julia Rebaudo
When Julia is not busy being a mum of a little boy, she works as a freelance writer and was previously featured in Elle, Time Out, Sunday Times Style and The Guardian. Nowadays, she spends most of her time blogging over at Stylonylon, taking us on her everyday exploration of fashion outfits, beauty discoveries, homeware favorites and travel impressions. Keen photographer (her Instagram feed is a treat to the eye!), she also does styling and consultancy work.
Connect with Julia @stylonylon
“I love the Plumen 002 because it’s simple and yet a statement at the same time. We are mid-renovation and I am constantly looking for pieces that stand out and yet work in a busy, messy family house. Plumen knock it out of the park when it comes to style and substance.”
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About Anna Whitehouse
Anna, a.k.a Mother Pukka, takes us on her everyday adventure with her daughter Mae and her soon-to-be-born baby, who currently goes by the name ‘The Bump’. A journalist and editor who previously worked as the Vice Editor at Time Out Amsterdam, she now blogs, vlogs and instagrams about parent life, in a highly energizing blend of caustic humour and colourblock sceneries. Her motto? #parentingtheshitoutoflife
Connect with Anna @mother_pukka