"The simplicity of the naked bulb is hard to compete with," says Swedish designer Mattias Ståhlbom of his E27 Pendant (2008). Ståhlbom has distilled the idea of a pendant to its essence: just a socket, bulb and cord. The name of this pendant comes from the 27mm Edison screw base (or E27) developed by Thomas Edison for the incandescent light bulb. Made of indelible silicone, the socket won't retain heat and resists fading over time. Requires hardwired installation. Bulb (included): G40/40W. All parts are UL approved in the United States. Made in China.
Mattias Ståhlbom and Gabriella Gustafson founded Stockholm-based architecture and design studio TAF Architects in 2002. (The TAF name was pulled from Gabriella's surname Gustafson.) The pragmatic duo use subtle innovations to make objects or buildings less ordinary, in line with the philosophy that "everyday objects by their very commonness can be made uncommon." TAF's work has been exhibited at MoMA in New York and the Swedish National Museum in Stockholm. Read more >