Bulb Bullée         2020

With master glassblower Gert Bullée of the National Glass Museum Leerdam, a bell is blown on a copper blowpipe. Copper and glass have the same shrinkage, so during cooling the glass remains firmly attached to the blowpipe. The wooden mold in which the bell is blown then serves as the base for the lamp.
A specially made lighting source, with a lifespan of 50.000 hours, is then ingeniously inserted into the blowpipe and the technical installation is then hidden in the wooden mold.
For good stability, the base of the table and floor lamp is weighted with wrapped recycled lead, from a power cable that was located at the bottom of the North Sea.

The bulb bullée collection consists of three models: a wall-, table- and floor lamp, all in a numbered edition of 100. The wooden mold is made of black stained elm wood. In addition to this version, there is a numbered edition of 10 with a natural pear-wooden mold. The pear tree used for these molds grew close to Christien's studio and the National Glassmuseum Leerdam.

SPECIAL CREDITS: LedLabel, Kuperus & Gardenier, Gert Bullée, National Glass Museum, Roxal BV.
FILM: Roel van Tour, music by: Vova Antoniv


Photography: Mathijs Labadie, Roel van Tour
Text edit: Laura Houseley
Graphic design: Kumi Hiroi
Coding: Henrik van Leeuwen



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