Stickbulb is a creation by internationally acclaimed architecture and product design firm RUX. RUX designers have recognized that it is every architects dream to "build with light". The Stickbulb collection takes this aspiration literally. Sleek wooden beams are available in one to six foot lengths and are designed to plug into and out of various steel hardware connectors, without tools. The result is an illuminated erector set with interchangeable components that allow for unlimited customization and creativity.
Inspired by a pile of long linear wooden cut-offs in their workshop, RUX designers challenged themselves to develop a truly sustainable lighting system. As a starting point, they 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 efficient LED technologies and components. The collection was designed with the least number of parts possible and with connections that make them easy to separate for maintenance, recycling, or reuse.
Stickbulb was co-founded in 2012 by RUX Founder and Creative Director Russell Greenberg, and Partner Christopher Beardsley. RUX is a multidisciplinary design studio based in New York City that invents, designs, makes, and markets innovative products.