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LED bulbs that double up as decorative pendant lights

Renaud Defrancesco innovatively crafts Bulb LMP – series of bulbs that has the particularity to be directly used as a lamp.

Artistically creating synergies between materials and functionality, Lausanne-based Renaud Defrancesco innovatively crafts ‘Bulb LMP’ – series of eclectic bulbs that has the particularity to be directly used as a lamp.

Deeply interested in the analysis of the environment around him and the impact of mankind – he launched his studio in 2017 and has since then skillfully fabricated products collaborating with local craftsmen and utilizing new technologies. 

Defrancesco brilliantly redrew the lines of the protective glazing formed around various lampshades, transforming them into Bulb LMP – his diploma project at ECAL which received the BG Sustainable Development 2014 prize. 

Effortlessly doubling up as decorative pendant lights – it’s available in a mèlange of lampshade-like shapes created from pressed glass, using a similar quantity of the material as a traditional bulb.

Bulb LMP by Renaud Defrancesco (5)
© Renaud Defrancesco

Acting like diffusers, the downward-facing tinted glass pendants can be utilized alone or in a group where the bases seamlessly fit into standard screw fixtures.

LED technology has become the reference among bulbs thanks to its durability, reliability as well as low heat diffusion. 

This minimalistic one-of-a-kind illuminating collection is based on the principle that light-emitting diodes (LEDs) don’t need the layer of glass used in regular light bulbs to protect a filament.

“LED bulbs do not need specific glasses contrary to other bulbs – I therefore redrew the lines of the light source protective glass in different shapes of lampshades so that it becomes a lamp by itself.
This project allowed me to reconsider and redefine an object of current consumption.

The bulb is not only a source of light anymore – it creates a source of atmosphere” says Renaud Defrancesco.

© Renaud Defrancesco
Bulb LMP by Renaud Defrancesco
© Renaud Defrancesco

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