London Design Week: Bulb by Minimalux

British designer Mark Holmes presents a lamp shaped like an incandescent bulb for his design brand Minimalux in London this week.

Called Bulb, the product comprises a hand-blown opal glass orb and a brass stand where the cable enters. It features a CFL light source and will be available, with or without dimmer, from tomorrow.

Known for simplified objects that are precisely crafted, Minimalux launched in 2009 with a range of desk accessories, egg cups and jewellery boxes made of solid brass coated in silver and gold. At last year’s London Design Festival they presented a collection of desktop objects in anodised aluminium.

The lamp is on show at 1901 bar at the Andaz Hotel, 40 Liverpool Street, London EC2M 7QN until 25 September.

The designer explains, “As the name suggests this new table lamp pays homage to the shape and materiality of the familiar, but soon to be obsolete, incandescent light bulb. In thanks and recognition for all its hard work over the last century, Minimalux now frees it from its customary upright and operational mode and allows it to rest on its side, relax and enjoy its retirement.”

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