The TR Suspension Frame from Menu is a minimal light fitting utilising (and including) the TR Bulb. A strong cylindrical bar of black painted steel suspends four TR bulbs like floating orbs. Spanning 125 cm the frame provides good illumination from one end of a table to the other, creating the perfect dining situation. This fixture would also work well suspended over other long work surfaces like kitchen islands.
The TR range is a clever solution for modern city living. Instead of focussing on the design of complex new fixtures, the series is all built around a simple opal glass sphere - the bulb itself. The TR bulb is a dimmable LED light source; its elegant, spherical form hides the lamp fitting, while the opal glass diffuser creates an even, harmonious, warm glow – preventing glare.
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 MENU and Tim Rundle, TR bulbs are designed to be taken from apartment to apartment – installed by simply screwing it into existing fittings or pairing it with the ultra-minimal fixtures from the same series.
Tim Rundle Studio is a London based industrial design practice working in the field of product design, as well as interiors and consultancy. Originally from New Zealand, prior to establishing his studio in 2015, Tim led the product design teams at Tom Dixon and Conran & Partners. ‘A great product should look as good and work as well in the real world as it does in a photoshoot,’ he tells us. ‘It should positively but quietly add to the atmosphere of a real space without shouting for attention.’