David Trubridge

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Clouds by David Trubridge

Clouds

David Trubridge

Part of the Spiral Island set, in which the lights sit over identical seats made from spirals of different material, in the same way that clouds sit over small islands all over the Pacific Ocean. They are equally at home above a dining table or in a commercial interior.
Wing by David Trubridge

Wing

David Trubridge

“Wing is based on the Greek myth, Icarus, about the boy who flew too close to the Sun. If flown well, a wing can soar effortlessly in balance. If we get too greedy and try to fly too high we lose that balance. This light can float comfortably at home above a dining table or in a commercial interior, and it is lit with two strips of energy efficient and long lasting LED lights. ” - David Trubridge
Sola by David Trubridge

Sola

David Trubridge

“Sola is based on the Greek myth, Icarus, about the boy who flew too close to the Sun. Sola represents the Sun which gets too hot if you fly too high. The shapes look a little like the flares that form and curl on the surface and edge of the Sun. Sola is based on the same geometry as our Coral light, with the same total number of shapes, but with extra limbs and connections. ” - David Trubridge
Baskets by David Trubridge

Baskets

David Trubridge

“There is a Maori creation myth in which the gods gave to humans three baskets containing the knowledge they needed to live on Earth. They hold the knowledge of the natural world (bamboo basket), spiritual world (polycarbonate basket) and our rational world (aluminium basket). The knowledge needs to be in balance for us to live harmoniously on Earth. The light source is an energy efficient and long lasting LED spot light.” - David Trubridge Baskets were launched at Milan design week in 2009.
Reed by David Trubridge

Reed

David Trubridge

“Take a bundle of reeds, tie them tight at the ends, spread them in the middle and this is what you get. The Floor Reed simply reverses the tie to the middle and the spread to the ends. The bundles of bamboo strips used in their assembly are shipped ready machined, so we are not freighting useless waste. Reed assembly is not quite as simple as their design so are supplied ready made.” - David Trubridge
Luvial Lamps by David Trubridge

Luvial Lamps

David Trubridge

“The name comes from the word ‘alluvial’ which means layers of sand strata laid down by rivers. The ‘Sand Shade’ has patterns cut on its inside which are only visible when the light is turned on. These patterns are like the braided rivulets made by water running across sand, or rivers through gravel. Sculptor Ben Pearce frequently uses woodturning in his sculpture. He designed ‘Little Ed’ lamp base with old toys and tribal carvings in mind and wanted to create a solid sensuous lamp that would last for generations.” - David Trubridge
Bounce by David Trubridge

Bounce

David Trubridge

“Ebb explores the silhouettes created with light & shadow. These playful black & white designs are intended for interiors that do not work so well with our usual natural wooden shades.” - David Trubridge
Roll by David Trubridge

Roll

David Trubridge

“Ebb explores the silhouettes created with light & shadow. These playful black & white designs are intended for interiors that do not work so well with our usual natural wooden shades.” - David Trubridge
Rise by David Trubridge

Rise

David Trubridge

“Ebb explores the silhouettes created with light & shadow. These playful black & white designs are intended for interiors that do not work so well with our usual natural wooden shades.” - David Trubridge
Swell by David Trubridge

Swell

David Trubridge

“Ebb explores the silhouettes created with light & shadow. These playful black & white designs are intended for interiors that do not work so well with our usual natural wooden shades.” - David Trubridge
Squirt by David Trubridge

Squirt

David Trubridge

Flow explores the conversation between form, line, and motion. These are intended for clients who want more subtle lighting, with light diffusing panels which prevent the glare of the bulb showing through.” - David Trubridge
Swish by David Trubridge

Swish

David Trubridge

“Flow explores the conversation between form, line, and motion. These are intended for clients who want more subtle lighting, with light diffusing panels which prevent the glare of the bulb showing through the gaps in the wood.” - David Trubridge
Swirl by David Trubridge

Swirl

David Trubridge

“Flow explores the conversation between form, line, and motion. These are intended for clients who want more subtle lighting, with light diffusing panels which prevent the glare of the bulb showing through the gaps in the wood.” - David Trubridge
Sand Shade by David Trubridge

Sand Shade

David Trubridge

“Sand Shade is part of the Luvial Lamps range. The name comes from the word ‘alluvial’ which means layers of sand strata laid down by rivers. The ‘Sand Shade’ has patterns cut on its inside which are only visible when the light is turned on. These patterns are like the braided rivulets made by water running across sand, or rivers through gravel.” - David Trubridge
Taniko by David Trubridge

Taniko

David Trubridge

“These diagonal patterns are a feature of Maori weaving which they call Taniko. The two lights, slim and wide, are designed so that they can be laid out on the sheet of plywood with the pieces fitting together without any waste in between. We are trying to increase our efficient use of material and energy in this way as much as possible.” - David Trubridge
Nikau by David Trubridge

Nikau

David Trubridge

“Nikau is the name of the only indigenous palm tree in New Zealand. It has a large bulb at the top of its trunk and its leaves overlap in similar patterns. It was traditionally used for thatching and weaving, much like the coconut palm. But the early Maori arrivals were disappointed to see no coconuts on it, which is a possible source of the name: “no nuts!” ” - David Trubridge
Snowflake by David Trubridge

Snowflake

David Trubridge

"The same form as Kina but using a snowflake shape instead. It is another outcome from my Antarctica trip. I love the unexpected patterns set up from the repetition of the shapes." - David Trubridge
Ulu by David Trubridge

Ulu

David Trubridge

“Ulu is the Tahitian name for the Breadfruit tree. The design of these shapes is based on the lovely bold leaves of this tree. It has a delicious large round fruit which we ate as much as we could when we lived there. Our kitsets significantly reduce freighting, which is one of our ways of doing what we can to help preserve our beautiful sea and land environments.” - David Trubridge
Floral by David Trubridge

Floral

David Trubridge

“This form is based on the structure of a geometric polyhedron. Every piece is identical, making home assembly easy. I photographed this beautiful flower on the Bibulman track in Western Australia. Our kitsets significantly reduce freighting, which is one of our ways of doing what we can to help preserve our beautiful sea and land environments.” - David Trubridge
Coral by David Trubridge

Coral

David Trubridge

“This form is based on the structure of a geometric polyhedron. Every piece is identical, making home assembly easy. The way it grows outwards with fingers reminds me of coral. I love to snorkel over reefs exploring the amazing detail and structure of all the various corals. Our kitsets significantly reduce freighting, which is one of our ways of doing what we can to help preserve our beautiful sea and land environments.” - David Trubridge
Hinaki by David Trubridge

Hinaki

David Trubridge

“Fish traps are called hinaki by Maori, though often the name is used specifically for an eel trap. They were made from woven vines, some in amazingly beautiful forms. The first light I ever made in 1995 was also shaped like this and called Hinaki. Our kitsets significantly reduce freighting, which is one of our ways of doing what we can to help preserve our beautiful sea and land environments” - David Trubridge
Flax by David Trubridge

Flax

David Trubridge

“Flax, or harakeke, is a New Zealand indigenous plant and it has been grown for its valuable fibre. There is a Maori proverb about preserving important resources: “If you cut the central stalk of the flax bush, where will the bellbird feed?” They would only take some of the outer leaves to ensure an ongoing supply. Our kitsets significantly reduce freighting, which is one of our ways of doing what we can to help preserve our beautiful sea and land environments ” - David Trubridge
Koura  by David Trubridge

Koura

David Trubridge

“Koura is the Maori name for the small fresh water shrimps that live in our rivers. They curl up in this shape. This shape is mirrored again in the similar woven traps used for catching them. Our kitsets significantly reduce freighting, which is one of our ways of doing what we can to help preserve our beautiful sea and land environments.” - David Trubridge
Kina by David Trubridge

Kina

David Trubridge

"Kina is the Maori name for the local sea-urchin. Under the spines the shell is shaped like this with similar surface patterns. I saw this tiny one in Antarctica, sunk in the sea ice in a hollow that was made when the shell absorbed the warmth from the sun and melted the ice around it – an exquisite jewel. Our kitsets significantly reduce freighting, which is one of our ways of doing what we can to help preserve our beautiful sea and land environments.” - David Trubridge

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