Who says energy-saving lightbulbs can’t be stylish? This Plumen 001 lightbulb was designed by bending the glass tubes of a lightbulb into a shape that could be a piece of artwork on its own. This product is said to use 80% less energy and last eight times longer than an incandescent bulb.
This product was the overall winner of the Brit Insurance Design of the Year 2011. Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum commented, “A worthy winner that is both beautiful and smart. It does away with the superfluous to achieve maximum economy of means. It’s a bulb that doesn’t need a shade and so goes a long way to make up for the loss of the Edison original.”
Designed by British designer Samuel Wilkinson and product design company Hulger.
You can see this and other finalists at the Design Museum in London until 7 August 2011.