An open and playful approach to the design process,
combined with a desire to make new technologies more accessible,
such is the philosophy of the concept-driven design company Hulger.
Hulger was set up in 2005 by Michael-George Hemus and Nicolas
Roope. Together they are inspired by defects in things, which
already exist. Navigating these uncharted territories can enable
art, technology and design to come together as one.
Light is the fundamental precondition for reproducing shape and
colour and for creating atmosphere. According to Hulger, light
should be cherished and beautifully presented. Plumen, the world's
first designer energy-saving light bulb, is a light source capable
of achieving this. In their first light design for Lightyears,
Hulger has worked to make the light more user-friendly, while
simultaneously enabling the lamp to accentuate the light
With their product design, Hulger is keen to help us cherish and
even celebrate light once more, in the way the old rulers were once
celebrated. This is why Hulger has selected a product name centring
on "Monarchs and Rulers" to encourage the celebration of light.