• Katie Logue
Established by industrial designer Samuel Wilkinson and experienced lighting entrepreneurs Chris Stimson and Bujar Shkodra, BEEM is a new collection of unique high-impact, low-energy light bulbs. Launching at Milan Design Week 2018, the debut BEEM collection comprises two LED lights – the curved-stick Smile and cloud-like Nimbus – both of which have been designed by Wilkinson to combine the best of modern lighting technology with convention-busting contemporary design. Both bulbs are designed to be endlessly configurable, and can be positioned in public spaces such as bars and restaurants singly or in combination to create striking lighting effects. Engineered to emit a warm glow rather than a stark glare, Smile and Nimbus are the first products in BEEM’s range of Samuel’s modern, nuanced and graphic bulb designs.


Given Samuel’s record in lighting design (his award-winning Plumen 001bulb was the Design Museum’s Product and Design of the Year), our collective ears pricked up when he approached us with his plans for BEEM. We’re looking forward to helping Samuel, Chris and Bujar shake up the lighting scene with their bold new brand, and are supporting them throughout the launch and Milan show.