darc’s ICFF Pick: Stickbulb Collection by RUX

May 19, 2016

(US) – The Stickbulb collection by RUX, is inspired by a desire to develop a truly sustainable lighting system.

A collection that caught our attention while walking the ICFF show floor – stopping us in our tracks in fact – sleek wooden beams come in one to six foot lengths and are designed to plug into and out of various steel hardware connectors without tools. The result is a light-up erector set of interchangeable components that allow for unlimited customisation and creativity.

As a starting point, the designers only considered designs that could be manufactured locally and affordably within a five mile radius of their New York City office. They chose to use reclaimed and sustainably sourced woods as a primary building material, and sourced energy efficient LED technologies and components. The collection is designed with the least number of parts possible and with connections that make the pieces easy to separate for maintenance, recycling, or reuse.