Christmas is just around the corner now, but you still have time to pick up a last minute Plumen bulb.

If you’re in the UK, you can order from our shop before 2pm today.

Or you can head over to The Conran Shop where they are stocking the bulbs and our limited edition red drop caps and pendants.

Conran Plumen Cake

Conran are launching some special edition Drop Cap sets on November 16th. So as part of the build-up for their launch they held a press day in Paris where they created a special PLUMEN cake.

We wanted to share it with you as we think it is rather unusual and pretty cool.

Check out more photos from Paris on our Facebook page here.

We are excited to announce that the Japanese version of the PLUMEN 001 has landed and is now in stores. The bulbs are being distributed by LYNN Belys Illumination and can be found in the Living Motif store in Tokyo.

We’re also looking forward to the launch of Conran Japan’s special edition pendant sets for PLUMEN – more news coming soon.

We’re very pleased to announce that PLUMEN 001 has joined the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt museum in New York. The Cooper-Hewitt is the only museum in the USA which is devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design.

They wrote: “As we begin our RE:DESIGN renovation project, we look forward to featuring a Plumen 001 grouping as part of our new collections installations selected for the reopening.”

The renovation finishes sometime in 2012 – you can check out the progress on their website.

We want to say a big thank you to everyone who came to see us at Love Light London 2011. It was really nice to have the opportunity to meet so many people passionate about lighting design, all in one place.

If you’ve got some spare time in London this week, Dezeen are featuring a unique installation of PLUMEN bulbs in their temporary ‘Dezeen Space‘ at 54 Rivington Street in Shoreditch.

Styled by Ariana Mouyiaris of Haptic Thought, the installation is illuminating the venue, which Dezeen are using as a multi-functional, experimental area, hosting a pop-up gallery, store, video studio and micro-event space.

We are there until the 16th October. If you fancy popping along, keep an eye out for us in the Dezeen ‘Book of Ideas’ which will also be launched and sold in the space.

54 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3QN

17 September to 16 October 2011

Opening hours:
11am to 7pm Monday to Saturday
11am to 5pm Sunday

We wanted to share with you one of the latest innovative uses of PLUMEN we have seen.

These crazy champagne bottles and PLUMEN were featured as part of Vogue Fashion’s Night Out in Mexico City.

Inspired by Taittinger, curator Luz María Moctezuma ( worked in conjunction with DIEZ ( to create the eye-catching installation. We love it.

Thanks to everyone who voted for Plumen in the Home category of the Index Awards 2011. Sadly we didn’t win, but we were happy to take second place to a project of breathtaking ingenuity. Here are a couple of our favourite projects:

Elemental Monterrey

Elemental Monterrey (pictured above) provides social housing in an innovative new way. The project provides 70 basic houses with bathrooms, kitchens and staircases – leaving voids that can be expanded and personalised by residents as and when they can afford it. It’s a very worthy cause so congratulations to them for winning the Home category.

Adlens Universal and the Vision for a Nation Programme

Adlens Universal have created fluid-filled adjustable eyeglasses which allow the power of each lens to be adjusted independently to suit the needs of the user.  Turning the adjuster knob pumps fluid into or out of the lens structure, which changes the lens power. The user can then simply seal the lenses and remove the adjusters when they’re done – which means no need for expensive eye care specialists.

As you may have noticed, the INDEX Awards are all about celebrating design which has the capacity to improve peoples’ lives worldwide. You can read more about INDEX here.