What’s the oldest tech you own? A vintage polaroid camera? An antique record player? Probably not. Look around your house and take a look at your lightbulbs. If they’re incandescents (with wire tungsten filaments), they’re most likely the oldest tech you own – because they were invented in 1904.
Despite the fact they’re banned in many countries¹, incandescent bulbs (AKA squirrel cage, Edison style) are still EVERYWHERE. Thankfully different lighting technologies have moved on since 1904 – LED technology has been constantly evolving since it’s launch in the 50’s. One big advance was the release of filament LEDs, which means we’re now able to mimic the ever-popular vintage look of incandescent bulbs.
So really, what’s the difference between LED and Incandescent bulbs? Here are some compelling facts that will inspire you to make #TheBigLightSwitch by the time you reach the end of the page. Read More
A high impact chandelier made up of the Plumen 003 and two sets of Brass spacers gripping every other cable.
A slightly wacky chandelier using multicoloured cables and a selection of Plumen bulbs and shades - beautifully hung with a set of black spacers.
A contemporary chandelier is a fantastic way to add a sense of drama to a space whilst creating a beautiful atmosphere. It can transform a dining table or breakfast bar, and add glamour to hallways and bedrooms. And in bars, restaurants, coffee shops and hotels they create high impact design statements to take centre stage. Read More
For a wealthier, healthier and happier life, use less stuff, space and energy, says Graham Hill, the brains behind the progressive design firm, LifeEdited and environmental news-site, Tree Hugger.
Like us, the LifeEdited team believe it’s possible to live a sustainable lifestyle without compromising on great design. We’ve been inspired by their mission to create modern, efficient, luxurious small-homes that deliver the functionality of spaces many times their size. Read More
Looking to spruce your lighting game up? One word for you. Pendants. With a little inspiration, they’re a fantastic way to make your lights standout in a room. Here are our 10 creative ideas to style your ceiling lights. Read More
The coffee chain Timberyard aces the industrial chic style with its exposed pipes and mix & match cosy furniture but the true show stopper is a monumental Plumen chandelier, sporting all the colours of the iconic London Underground! Read More
Timberyard coffee shops are at the forefront of the trendy ‘coworking cafés’, blurring the lines between a café and office space to keep up to speed with the ever evolving needs of a London worker. Read More
Plumen Co-founder, Nik Roope, stumbled upon a familiar sight in Wired US’ February issue!
They love the Plumen 003 and deemed it “so stunning you should think of it as an objet d’art”. Quite an endorsement ahead of the launch of the bulb in the US in April 2017. Read the full feature below. Read More