Bulb Fiction story
The iconic incandescent bulb – the very symbol of Edison’s bright idea – has been the source of inspiration for KiBiSi’s new pendant. Bulb Fiction is close to the original, but the classic shape has been upscaled and designed as a whole unit, uniting socket and bulb into one iconic shape. The fixture creates the allusion of a classic incandescent bulb, hides the low energy light source and ensures a comfortable, soft light.
Bulb Fiction can be used in many situations in private homes, shops or offices. It works beautifully as a single lamp, but it also looks fantastic when hung in a cluster, in a straight line or in staggered formations. The lamp makes it possible to play with the design by means of tying knots in the cord or by gathering several lamps together to form a modern chandelier. Bulb Fiction consists of a hand blown acid treated opal glass shade and an aluminium suspension with a soft, organic shape. The cord has been given extra volume using a thick white silicone cover.
Brand & Designer
Lightyears takes pride in creating luminous lighting products that combine tradition and renewal. The core ambition of their collection lies in the fusion of the young and the established. They love the curiosity and boldness of the up-and-coming generation, and they respect the skill and the trained eye of the experienced designers.
Their collection offers modern interpretations of everyday lighting products, and they hope that their collection can shed light on new takes on how and where to use contemporary illumination. This season Lightyears proudly present three new lamps created by some of Europe’s most renowned and talented designers. They hope you’ll love them as much as they do.
Lightyears does not put just any lamp into production. The most important requirement is a fusion of form and function, and that the lamp provides optimum illumination. Every single detail must have its own purpose, and not exist purely for the sake of design.
The combination of progressive and timeless aesthetics is the golden thread that runs through all of our product series, tangibly expressed through functional design and refined lighting technology. Thus, their product assortment presents a new and pioneering order of modern design and quality illumination. In this sense, they know that their name brings obligation. But it also proves their commitment to being light years ahead!
All the production is handmade by experienced craftsman.
Lars Holme Larsen, Bjarke Ingels and Jens Martin Skibsted had collaborated on and off for several years before founding KiBiSi in 2009. The powerful trio started up the idea-driven design company to fully exploit the synergy of their individual successful design companies and architectural firms: Kilo Design (Ki), BIG architects (Bi) and Skibsted Ideation (Si). KiBiSi is considered among Scandinavia’s most influential design groups today.
KiBiSi’s founders have a common fondness of the good and rigorous idea. An eternal strive to deliver sincere, serious and clever products which clearly communicate the original idea. The design trio often explores the potential of crossbreeding elements from different disciplines to create untraditional, functional and aesthetic solutions. With a holistic perspective and an architectural idea KiBiSi has created their first lighting design for Lightyears and the result is both surprising and obvious. Based on a common interest in movies this universe was chosen as an inspirational theme for products and titles underlining the iconic nature of the designs.