Pharaoh is a unique pendant light created for the beautifully designed and eye-catching Plumen 001 light source. Pharaoh’s aim has been to gently frame and enhance the expression of the Plumen light source, preventing glare, and ensure optimum luminous efficiency.
In addition to a precise, harmonious shape, Pharaoh is impressive in its unusual and spectacular form. When the lamp is switched off, the shade appears to be mirror-like, reflective and robust. And yet, the moment the lamp is switched on, the shade takes on a metallic transparency, thereby making the light source visible. The transformation between illuminated and non-illuminated is truly remarkable with Pharaoh really optimizing this unique light source.
The pendant is made of injection-moulded ABS plastic and metal and is finished with a strong black closely woven textile cord. Pharaoh comes with a Plumen 001 light source: Plumen 001 is the world’s first designer CFL energy-saving light bulb. The dynamic and sculptural shape is a beautiful advancement of traditional energy-saving bulbs. The light source uses 80% less energy and lasts 8 times longer than a traditional incandescent bulb. The Plumen 001 gives out 680 lumen, which is the equivalent of a 55W incandescent bulb. The Plumen 001 was designed by Hulger and Samuel Wilkinson.
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.
An open and playful approach to the design process, combined with a desire to make new technologies more accessible, such is the philosophy of the concept-driven design company Hulger. Hulger was set up in 2005 by Michael-George Hemus and Nicolas Roope. Together they are inspired by defects in things, which already exist. Navigating these uncharted territories can enable art, technology and design to come together as one.
Light is the fundamental precondition for reproducing shape and colour and for creating atmosphere. According to Hulger, light should be cherished and beautifully presented. Plumen, the world’s first designer energy-saving light bulb, is a light source capable of achieving this. In their first light design for Lightyears, Hulger has worked to make the light more user-friendly, while simultaneously enabling the lamp to accentuate the light source.
With their product design, Hulger is keen to help us cherish and even celebrate light once more, in the way the old rulers were once celebrated. This is why Hulger has selected a product name centring on “Monarchs and Rulers” to encourage the celebration of light.