With the humble incandescent bulb being phased out across Europe—in favour of the energy-saving variety, of course—we've noticed a growing trend of designers passing comment on their new light sources and paying homage to a now outdated friend.
The latest example comes from Vienna-based designer Maciej Chmara whose "Sympathy for the Bulb" cleverly shapes the light from an energy saving bulb into a more rounded glow—a nostalgic reminder of the good old days. Nice packaging idea to boot.
Sam Dunne is a designer, strategist and writer based in London. Sam is founder of design strategy agency Cohere and Contributing Editor at Core77—reporting broadly on design, technology, food and object culture.