D&AD and Design of The Year Awards

About Us

We are the creators of the world’s first designer low energy light bulbs. We have taken a familiar, existing design and transformed it. The energy efficient light bulb is now a desirable object to show and enjoy.

Launched in 2010, the Plumen family has expanded to include two designs of energy efficient light bulb and five colours of Drop Cap Pendant Sets.

The Plumen 001 was awarded the Brit Insurance Design of the Year by the Design Museum in London and the prestigious Black Pencil at the D&AD awards in 2011. It is included in the permanent collections of MoMA, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Smithosonian Cooper-Hewitt Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago and the Design Museum in Helsinki.

We celebrate new technologies, champion good ideas and are intent
on developing products that elevate everyone’s experience of light.

 

Efficient

By adapting the CFL manufacturing process, we have created a visually striking bulb that saves up to 80% on energy bills and lasts 8 times longer than a standard incandescent bulb. We are also developing a design for our very own Plumen LED bulb.

 

Beautiful

Our bulbs are distinguished by their elegant sculptural form. Instead of being hidden from view, as low energy light bulbs tend to be, Plumen bulbs are designed to be on show. We invest
in design, research and high-quality components to get the best out of new lighting technologies. By creating an attractive form, we help our customers to make an environmentally sound choice without having to compromise on style.

 

Affordable

It is important to us to make our products accessible. We are not interested in creating high-end design pieces that can only be used by a few. We strive to keep prices competitive and make our designs available through many as many stores as we can.

By balancing efficiency and design with practical realities, we bring desirable energy efficient bulbs to a wider audience.