The table lamp Bulb is a design classic of the 1960's, the first lamp design of light artist Ingo Maurer.
Bulb was created in 1966 and stands out with its playful charm and formal simplicity. According to the values of the Pop Art movement, it focuses on a forgotten everyday object, the light bulb. While lighting design is often trying to find ways to hide the illuminant in various ways, Ingo Maurer puts it on display, openly and proudly.
Bulb is made to resemble a classic light bulb, but in a larger size and with high-quality glass and metal. The lamp is markedly simple with soft curves and beautiful proportions. The high-gloss chrome-plated base is shaped after a screw socket, the mouth-blown glass diffuser from Murano looks like the bulb itself. The inside of the lamp is visible through the transparent glass, so that the choice of illuminant becomes important. A halogen or LED retrofit lamp with a classic bulb shape and a mirrored head makes Bulb look especially stylish, reflecting both its shape and its materials.
In 1969, Bulb was selected for the permanent design collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.