TR Bulb, Pendant
TR Bulb, Pendant
Designer Tim Rundle
TR Bulb is a clever solution for modern city living, inspired by the way people are increasingly becoming urban nomads, moving between cities and countries to pursue careers and life experiences. The first collaboration between Audo and Tim Rundle, TR Bulb is designed to be taken from apartment to apartment, installed by simply screwing it into the pendant sockets hanging in ceilings all over the world, no electrical expertise required. The dimmable LED bulb, with its elegant, spherical form hides the lamp fitting, while the opal glass diffuser creates an even, harmonious glow, preventing glare.
Audo has partnered with the London-based Rundle to diversify the range of offerings from the TR series. When a light has such a simple form, subtle differences can create a distinctly different character. The new shiny version offers a more classical feeling to the design”, Rundle says.
Tim Rundle Studio is a London based industrial design practice working in the field of product design, as well as interiors and consultancy. The studio brings simplicity to the intersection of architecture and its inhabitants, improving the manufactured environment through elegant, technically-refined solutions. Tim Rundle is an industrial designer whose eponymous studio specialises in furniture and lighting design as well as interiors, installations, and strategic consultancy. He creates prototypes with his 3D printer and other tools until he finds the exact solution he seeks. Looking to classic Danish designers like Poul Kjærholm as inspiration, Rundle makes highly technical ideas into simplified, useful forms. ‘A great product should look as good and work as well in the real world as it does in a photo shoot,’ he tells us. ‘It should positively but quietly add to the atmosphere of a real space without shouting for attention.’ Originally from New Zealand, prior to establishing his studio in 2015, Rundle graduated from the School of Architecture and Design at Victoria University of Wellington, going on to join Auckland-based Formworks Design, where he worked on the concept for Air New Zealand’s groundbreaking Skycouch™ and Spaceseat. In 2008, Rundle relocated to London, first joining design consultancy PriestmanGoode, then working with renowned British designer Tom Dixon as head designer for the furniture and lighting design team. Prior to setting up his own studio in 2015, Rundle was Design Director at Conran and Partners, the multidisciplinary design studio founded by Sir Terence Conran. Today, in addition to running his studio, Rundle teaches at Platform 23 – Design for Manufacture at the prestigious Design Products Master’s programme at the Royal College of Art.