Renowned for his award-winning Plumen 001 low-energy light, design ace Samuel Wilkinson follows up with Beem, a family of remarkably unique LED bulbs. And he has devised the pluperfect accompanying pendant, with a fixture made from industrial ceramic that matches each bulb’s matte-black housing. When the elements are paired, it looks like one contiguous unit defined by the shape of Beem's striking glass bulbs. Choose from the Smile series—a classic U, a grin-like upward curve and a straight-line bar—or the squiggle-shaped Curli inspired by calligraphy.
With specialists Chris Stimson and Bujar Shkodra, Samuel employs the latest soft-filament LED technology which emits bright, warm light for up to 25,000 hours while using minimal energy. Each fully dimmable bulb can be hung on its own or set in a group and an innovative rotating mechanism allows the lights be easily adjusted to line up with surrounding bulbs. "We consciously set out to make contemporary forms," says the designer. "The bulb market is saturated with retro styling — it's good to create something different."
- LED Bulb:
- Smile 01: 3.74" h x 1.62" w x 3.94" d (9.5x4.11x10cm)
- Smile 02: 2.36" h x 1.61" w x 7.87" d (6x4.08x19.88cm)
- Smile 03: 2.36" h x 1.61" w x 8.66" d (6x4.08x21.99cm)
- Curli: 2.95" h x 2.95" d (7.49x7.49cm)
- Pendant Chord:
- 1.61" h x 8.66" d (4.08x21.99cm)
- Cord length: 118"
MaterialBorosilicate glass, polycarbonate, ceramic, fabric cord
- Integrated LED