- Design & Décor
A few years ago, a tall Dutch entrepreneur called Jorren was working as a lighting agent in the Far East. He loved lamps but hated wires. Seeing an opportunity to do away with them, Jorren wanted to start a brand of cool cordless lamps but didn’t know what they should look like. Back home in his native Netherlands, he teamed up with four design buddies for a bit of a brainstorm. As they pondered his idea, they arrived back at the original cordless lamp: the candle. But as simple and classic as the candle is, they wondered why there wasn’t a more modern alternative. What if there was a cleaner, safer, more sustainable substitute that still created that candlelit ambience? And that’s when the team came up with the Humble One: the first energy-efficient, battery-powered lamp with a bulb that glows like the old-school incandescent type and is every bit as atmospheric as candlelight. We named ourselves ‘Humble’, after this small and friendly first design.
The Humble One was designed and created by Amsterdam-based design studio APE in an effort to find an easier, safer and more sustainable substitute for warm candle light. As a result, the Humble One’s ...