Starting out as a couple of guys in a motorbike garage, designing the world’s first designer LED light bulb is a real David and Goliath story
LONDON (PRWEB) January 04, 2018
Buster + Punch, a London-born home fashion label, who work with unexpected materials and solid metals to make lighting, hardware, custom motorcycles and whisky bars, is pleased to announce that they were honored with the 2017 GOOD DESIGN™ award for their LED BUSTER Bulb. The LED bulb signifies the first radical redesign of the “Edison style” bulb, making it energy efficient and highly functional. GOOD DESIGN™ is the world’s most prestigious, recognized and oldest Design Awards program, which is organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.
“This year’s historic 67th GOOD DESIGN™ program recognizes the work of thousands of designers and manufacturers worldwide who have successfully undertaken the design challenge to produce the best and most outstanding design products across the globe for our large and expanding global consumers," stated Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, president, The Chicago Athenaeum.
For 2017, the museum received submissions from several thousand of the world’s leading manufacturers, renowned brands and industrial and graphic design firms from around the world, representing the most important, influential corporations globally in the design industry from over 48 countries. GOOD DESIGN™ represents the world’s critical mass of the design and manufacturing industry, representing the best consumer design ranging from the “spoon to the city.”
The LED BUSTER Bulb is the industry’s most innovative eco-friendly LED alternative to traditional filament bulbs and the first to implement novel changes in design. With an E26 standard socket base, the bulb can also be used as a direct replacement for screw-thread incandescent bulbs. Buster Bulbs last over seven times longer than standard or incandescent bulbs with a bulb life of more than 30,000 hours. Finished with a satin metallic sheen, the LED BUSTER Bulbs are available in Warm Gold, Smoked Gray and Bright Crystal finishes in dimmable and non-dimmable options.
“Starting out as a couple of guys in a motorbike garage, designing the world’s first designer LED light bulb is a real David and Goliath story. Beating the bigger guys to it and now receiving accolades for this achievement fills me with a massive sense of pride. This simple light bulb (although robust with technical innovation packed inside) might finally get everyone to see eco-efficient design in a different light,” said Massimo Buster Minale, founder of Buster + Punch.
Buster + Punch’s LED BUSTER Bulb is even more unique, as the resin light pipe at the center of the bulb is where all of the magic happens. It allows the bulb to perform two incredible functions: a focused spotlight to illuminate surfaces below and a warm ambient glow to light faces and spaces around it.
“As a company that is on the path of strategic expansion internationally, Buster + Punch has gained immense popularity over the last couple of years. At Buster + Punch, we are honored to have won this prestigious recognition for our designer bulb,” said Martin Preen, CEO of Buster + Punch. “The LED BUSTER Bulb raises the bar in lighting technologies and with its high performance capabilities and powerful aesthetic, it defines the next evolution in an industry undergoing a change in ideals. In addition to this product release that we have gained tremendous notoriety for, we are introducing several brilliant new items to the market in 2018.”
About Buster + Punch
Since 2013, Buster + Punch, a London-born home fashion label, has worked with unusual, solid materials to make extraordinary items for everyday use. With a U.K. headquarters and European operations located in London, Stamford and Stockholm, Buster + Punch also has North American operations located in Los Angeles. The exceptional masterpieces of Buster + Punch were created in an East London garage where founder, Massimo Buster Minale, discovered a passion for making the things he loved. From lighting and hardware to custom motorcycles and whisky bars, Buster + Punch makes unexpected and elegant interior products for those who want to live with conviction. The high-end label is inspired by London’s fashion, music and sub-culture scenes where they have collaborated with street artists, bike builders, musicians and fashion designers to inject attitude into their crafted products. Buster + Punch has collaborated with renowned brands including Rolls Royce, Harrods and legendary shoe designer, Justin Deakin. Visit Buster + Punch at http://www.busterandpunch.us
About GOOD DESIGN™
GOOD DESIGN™ is the world’s most prestigious, recognized and oldest Design Awards program, which is organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. GOOD DESIGN™ covers new consumer products designed and manufactured in Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America. The trademarked awards were created in Chicago in 1950 by architects Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. For 2017, over 900 new products and graphic designs were selected from over 48 countries for new electronics, transportation, medical equipment, protective equipment, energy systems, robotics and bionics, building products/materials, furniture, textiles, industrial, environments, hardware, bath and accessories, kitchen/appliances, floor and wallcovering, tabletop, household products, personal, office products, transportation, children’s products, sports and recreation, lighting, tools and graphics, branding and packaging from Europe, Asia and the Americas.