Rundle never knows when inspiration will strike. “An idea will often form from a simple observation or noticing a problem, and I’ll keep it at the back of my mind for some time before acting on it. Once I start though, my process involves a lot of hands-on making and prototyping to understand how an object affects a space”, he says. The inspiration for the TR Bulb came from the untethered way we live today; moving often, sometimes multiple times within a year. “I wanted to create a high quality, technically sophisticated lamp that was, in essence, a light bulb”, Rundle explains. Following the success of the original TR Bulb, MENU has partnered with the London-based Rundle to diversify the range of offerings from the TR series. “When a light has such a simple form, subtle differences can create a distinctly different character. The new shiny version offers a more classical feeling to the design”, Rundle says.
The power of the TR Bulb is in its flexibility; it looks stylish in a variety of settings and formations, taken from space to space as people move homes or offices. So, it only made sense to widen that range, adding even more possibilities with the new shiny opal iteration. The TR Bulb fits perfectly into both MENU’s and Tim Rundle’s aesthetic universe; Tim describes his work as “seeking to improve the manufactured environment through elegant, technically refined solutions”.
- Tim Rundle
- Diffuser: Opal Glass(matte or shiny)
- Powder coated steel or Brushed brass with lacquer
- Height: 30 cm / 11.8 inch
- Diameter: 20 cm / 7.9 inch
- Cord Length: 10 cm / 3.9 inch
- 6W LED E26 Bulb included 70lm CRI>80
- The optional Dim-To-Warm ranges from 1800 to 2700 Kelvin
- Non UL, using UL certified parts
MENU is a Danish design brand with a simple yet significant purpose: to enrich modern living through designs that connect individuals creatively, comfortably and functionally. Since 1978, we have harnessed the skills of top designers and craftspeople around the world to create contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories that are clean, clever and natural, infusing a sense of calm through high-quality materials in minimalist silhouettes. By connecting the dots between home, work and hospitality, our designs redefine how we use space and, ultimately, how we connect to those around us. We like to call it Connected Spaces.