Opening Reception: The Plumen Bulb at Hand-Eye Supply
Posted on 09 September 2010
The Plumen Bulb at Hand-Eye Supply
Thursday, September 23rd, 5:30pm - 8pm
23 NW 4th Avenue, Portland, Oregon
Core77's Hand-Eye Supply is happy to invite you to our first reception: the US debut of the Plumen Light Bulb, the world's first designer energy saving bulb. The story of the Plumen is one dear to our hearts here at Hand-Eye Supply: it is one of innovation, sustainability, and good-old fashioned can-do making.
The Plumen 001 is the culmination of three year's of development effort by the small British firm Hulger. Known for their retro Skype phone handsets Hulger strives to soften technology with a poetic, human touch. In the Plumen they have employed recent advances in compact fluorescent lamps to enable a mass-market make-over of one of modern life's unappreciated workhorses. The resulting form is worthy of its predecessor's visual-icon status. Plumen's intertwined loops are reminiscent of the glowing filaments of early clear bulbs, adding a subtle retro aspect to a thoroughly contemporary design.
The lamps will be available in October exclusively for the UK and European markets. Though they work with any normal screw-in lamp fixture the bulbs require European voltages to operate properly. The Plumen bulbs at Hand-Eye Supply are pre-release and retrofitted to accept US electrical current.
Come join us for some elbow-rubbing, libations and fun; we'll be raffling off one of the bulbs at the end of the night!