Samuel Wilkinson's Bulb Wins Design Of The Year Award

British designer Samuel Wilkinson and product design company Hulger received the prize for their light Plumen 001 at a ceremony held at the Design Museum.

2011 jury chair Stephen Bayley said: “The Plumen light bulb is a good example of the ordinary thing done extraordinarily well, bringing a small measure of joy to an everyday product.”

Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic added: “A valuable winner that is both beautiful and smart. It does away with the superfluous to attain maximum economy of means. It’s a bulb that doesn’t need a gloom and so goes a long way to make up for the loss of the Edison original.”

The light bulb beat six other finalists, with an open air library in Germany by Karo Architekten, to the overall prize. All shortlisted designs are on demonstration at the Design Museum until August 7.

Plumen bulbs are at present available in the UK and Europe. They will be accessible in the US and the rest of the world soon, according to their website. They sell in the UK for £19.95, or about $32.

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