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BULBING is an OPTICAL ILLUSION versatile LED lamp that tricks your eye and challenges your mind!
BULBING is an OPTICAL ILLUSION versatile LED lamp that tricks your eye and challenges your mind!
1,830 backers pledged £111,854 to help bring this project to life.

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Before scientific and technological breakthroughs, many believed the world was flat. Now, thanks to these two forces the world is in fact becoming considerably flatter, at least in the land of product design!

Introducing BULBING, a 2D LED lamp that forces you to rethink your everyday objects and raise a smile.

3D becomes 2D - 5mm thick acrylic glass
3D becomes 2D - 5mm thick acrylic glass

I am a product designer that works to preserve the old and the familiar and translate it into the “New World.” Bulbing is a development of my earlier works, using 3D wire-frame images and transferring them onto 2D materials, to create functional and delicate design pieces that trick the eye!

Acrylic glass carving
Acrylic glass carving

Now you can look at your lamps in a whole new light.

Detailed, accurate, fine lines help to create the optical illusion
Detailed, accurate, fine lines help to create the optical illusion
Great OPTICAL ILLUSION! - 100% FLAT!
Great OPTICAL ILLUSION! - 100% FLAT!
  • BULBING is an elegant light that will add a COOL DESIGN element to any room.

  • What appears to be 3D is in fact 2D making it functional and helping you to SAVE SPACE.

  • You can surprise friends and family with the element of OPTICAL ILLUSION!

  • VERSATILE use for the whole family, it can even be a fun piece for the kid’s at night.

  • BULBING uses a warm LED light, which is ENERGY-EFFICIENT, lasts up to 50,000 hours, and doesn’t overheat.

  • It is available with CHANGEABLE designs, so you can choose a light to suit your mood.


BULBING has been made combining man-made fibres, natural materials, and both machinery and artisan handwork, which unite to create design harmony.

Calming night-light
Calming night-light

The changeable design is made from an acrylic glass sheet, which is known for its incredible light transmitting properties (more than glass and plastic!) The base, is made from high-quality plywood birch. And the light is LED, with a lifespan of 50,000 hours, a warm glow, and won’t get hot.

Sunlight only! Beautiful in day time
Sunlight only! Beautiful in day time

By combining machine work with hand-crafting, the wooden base is cut using a CNC machine, which is then finished by hand: sanding the wood and applying a varnish.

The acrylic glass design is created using a laser machining process.

 All circuitry is wired, adhering to the highest electric standards. Upon placing the acrylic glass design in the lamp’s base (where the LED is positioned), the light breaks through the etched surface.

Production made 10km radius
Production made 10km radius
Mass
Mass
Bed-side light
Bed-side light

I have designed this lamp to be changeable, all you need to do is lift out the 2D shape from the base and replace it with a new design, keeping the product ever-changing to suit the room, person, or mood. 

All 5 designs - 1 wooden base - for various designs!

 
3 new designs!
3 new designs!
BULBING
BULBING
BULBING - #Skull
BULBING - #Skull
BULBING - #Spiral
BULBING - #Spiral
BULBING - #Baloons
BULBING - #Baloons
BULBING - #StarryNight
BULBING - #StarryNight
BULBING - #Tunnel
BULBING - #Tunnel
BULBING - #TeddyBear
BULBING - #TeddyBear
BULBING - #Galaxy
BULBING - #Galaxy

Thank you Kickstarters!

Risks and challenges

In 2013, we launched a successful Kick Starter project which delivered on time. Now, we have a new production plan and are ready to go!

During the design and production of Bulbing I choose professionals to help create my lamps. In order to reach the ultimate results -- accuracy, proper materials, different kinds of wood, plastic, glass, etc. -- I chose the best factories and men to do the work.

Two reasons why I decided to produce locally:

• To support local businesses and the private sector, while still managing to keep production costs low.
• Local production also means that I can be present during all stages of the manufacturing process for quality assurance.

I predicted that the biggest challenges would be adding the finishing touches to Bulbing, such as varnishing the wood and assembling the final product; and so I decided to do these at my studio, to guarantee that each lamp turns out to perfection.

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    THANKS! 100% cotton tote bag with BULBING print on it! (=17$)
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    EARLY BIRDS SPECIAL (=49$) -
    SAVE £5 (=8$) for being the first 100 backers!
    Choose 1 design you like! options:
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    FIRST BATCH (=57$) Be the first group to receive BULBING! Choose 1 design you like!
    [1 X wooden base + 1 X acrylic glass]

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    SECOND BATCH (=57$) Choose 1 design you like!
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    Get a DOUBLE-KIT! (=79$)
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    2 BED SIDE LIGHTs (=100$)
    choose *2* BULBING lamps - any design you like!
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