ISSUE 37  |  Organic Modern

Design Sleuth: Plumen Lightbulbs at Cafe Coutume in Paris

September 13, 2011 6:27 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Spotted on Dezeen: a modern take on the Parisian cafe by Cut Architectures. Cofounder Tom Clark describes Cafe Coutume, his recently opened venture, as "a Haussmannian Paris apartment with a laboratory." So it's fitting that the cafe is outfitted with latest in energy-saving light bulbs: the sculptural Plumen.

Above: The Plumen Lightbulb uses 80 percent less energy and lasts eight times longer than a traditional incandescent bulb; $30 at Anthropologie;