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Brief Published: 8 Feb 2013

Hulger’s Pharoah Pendant


British studio Hulger has developed a sleek, mirrored pendant lamp designed for use exclusively with the innovative Plumen 001 energy-saving light bulb. The shade is intended to frame the shape of this uniquely sculptural bulb and provide “optimum luminous efficiency”.

Made from mirror-coated, injection-moulded plastic, the pendant appears glossy and opaque when the light is turned off. However, when lit, the shade becomes transparent, revealing the interestingly shaped bulb within. 

Currently being launched at Stockholm Design Week, Pharaoh is the first commission Hulger has undertaken for Danish lighting brand Lightyears. It is planned for release in May 2013, and will be available from selected Lightyears stores and through the Plumen website. 

Mirrored surfaces are often used by designers to create interesting illusions – see the Stylus report Interrupted Surfaces for similar examples. Also look out for more coverage of Stockholm Design Week, coming soon.