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David Trubridge Kina Pendant Light

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References the inner shell of the local salt water sea-urchin called kina in Māori which is often found washed ashore on New Zealand beaches. Kina pendant light references the inner shell of the local salt water sea-urchin called kina in Maori. David saw a kina MORE INFO

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References the inner shell of the local salt water sea-urchin called kina in Māori which is often found washed ashore on New Zealand beaches. Kina pendant light references the inner shell of the local salt water sea-urchin called kina in Maori. David saw a kina shell in Antarctica – an exquisite jewel sunk in a tiny hollow in the sea ice. The shell had absorbed enough warmth from the sun to melt the ice around it.

MATERIALS:

  • Bamboo Plywood
  • Nylon Clips

MEASUREMENTS:

Kina 44
  • Diameter: 44 cm / 17 inch
  • Height: 20 cm / 8 inch
Kina 60
  • Diameter: 60 cm / 24 inch
  • Height: 28 cm / 11 inch
Kina 80
  • Diameter: 80 cm / 31 inch
  • Height: 37 cm / 15 inch
Kina 100
  • Diameter: 100 cm / 39 inch
  • Height: 42 cm / 17 inch
Kina 140
  • Diameter: 140 cm / 55 inch
  • Height: 65 cm / 26 inch
Suspension Cables (all sizes)
  • Length: 200 cm / 79 inch for each cable

HELPFUL NOTES:

  • Kina 44: 1 x 60W max E12
  • Kina 60, 80, 100, 140: 1 x 60W max E26
  • Kina 44, 60, 80 Suspension: Hangs on cord
  • Kina 100 Suspension: 1 x Suspension Wire
  • Kina 140 Suspension: 4 x Suspension Wires
  • Black comes with black cordset and fasteners. All others come with white cordset and clear fasteners.
  • cULus Listed

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David Trubridge

David Trubridge, a transplant from the north of England to New Zealand, has been making unique, eco-friendly lighting since 2003. They believe in the spirit of randomness, the essence of craft and good design for all. Because David Trubridge is based in New Zealand, the remote location has necessitated creative solutions to distance and freight issues and they have developed “kitset” products to address these problems. Many of the lights come ready to assemble. Caring about transparency and aspiring to a business that is ethical and environmentally aware, David Trubridge lights are green and eco-conscious. They use sustainably sourced bamboo and avoid chemical finishes. The coloured lights use a water-based paint made in New Zealand.

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David Trubridge

David Trubridge

UK, 1951

David Trubridge graduated from Newcastle University in Northern England in 1972 with a degree in naval architecture. He taught himself furniture making and went on to develop his own designs which were exhibited around Britain. David became very passionate about the environment and in 1981 he and his family moved onboard their 45-foot sailing cutter, “Hornpipe” and set sail for Tahiti and the Caribbean. For the next five years he designed and built houses for clients on the islands, using whatever materials and tools he could find.

The family settled in New Zealand and David started to make furniture influenced by their Pacific travels. A series of chairs were made like outrigger canoes: light flexible structures fastened with string lashings held graceful canoe forms as seats. His Canoe Chair is in the entrance foyer of the New Zealand embassy in Tokyo.

At the 2001 Milan Furniture Fair, Cappellini picked up his Body Raft Lounger for manufacture. This was the start of a change in David’s business model. His role has developed from that of a local designer/maker to an internationally known designer running his own design and manufacturing business with sales all over the world.

In 2004, Trubridge was selected for the Antarctica New Zealand program, which takes two artists to the ice each year. The experience, combined with his relationship with marine life, furthered Trubridge's dedication to live in ways that support a delicate footprint. A firm believer in reuse, his studio was created out of an abandoned joinery shop in a closed meatpacking district. In 2007, Trubridge was honored with the Green Leaf Award for artistic excellence, presented by the Natural World Museum and the United Nations Environment Program.

In 2003 David began to design and manufacture lighting. The Coral Light is now recognized around the world and has created a blueprint for how they approach design. Their New Zealand location has necessitated inventive solutions of distance and freight and they began to develop kit sets of the products to address these issues.

David Trubridge, has an acute concern about transparency and environmental awareness and their lighting is both green and eco-conscious. They use sustainably sourced bamboo and avoid chemical finishes. All the coloured lights use a water-based paint made in New Zealand, and all production occurs in their studio/workshop Hawke's Bay. 

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