TR Bulb is a clever solution for modern city living, inspired by the way people are increasingly becoming urban nomads, moving between cities and countries to pursue careers and life experiences. The first collaboration between MENU and Tim Rundle, TR Bulb is designed to be taken from apartment to apartment – installed by simply screwing it into the pendant sockets hanging in ceilings all over the world, no electrical expertise required. The dimmable LED bulb, with its elegant, spherical form hides the lamp fitting, while the opal glass diffuser creates an even, harmonious glow, preventing glare. The accessories in the series are likewise driven by the need for portability – so the wall bracket can either be wired in, or hung from a nail like a picture, with a cable plugged into a wall socket.
Tim Rundle Studio is a London based industrial design practice working in the field of product design, as well as interiors and consultancy. Originally from New Zealand, prior to establishing his studio in 2015, Tim led the product design teams at Tom Dixon and Conran & Partners. ‘A great product should look as good and work as well in the real world as it does in a photoshoot,’ he tells us. ‘It should positively but quietly add to the atmosphere of a real space without shouting for attention.’
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