Polycarbonate Basket Pendant Light (Kete Tuatea)
Polycarbonate Basket Pendant Light (Kete Tuatea)
Polycarbonate Basket Pendant Light (Kete Tuatea)
Polycarbonate Basket Pendant Light (Kete Tuatea)

David Trubridge

Polycarbonate Basket Pendant Light (Kete Tuatea)

$8,885

Average lead time: 4-6 weeks


Description

The Baskets of Knowledge lighting series is designer David Trubridge's take on a Māori creation myth from his adopted New Zealand home. The legend holds that the gods brought knowledge of the spiritual world (Kete Tuatea) as represented by the Polycarbonate Basket fixture, with the defining cradle shape held by a pair of hand-frosted panels. Similar models in bamboo and aluminum stand for the natural world (Kete Aronui) and the rational world (Kete Tuauri.) Highly original, the lighting makes for an unequalled impression in any setting.

Specifications

Size

82.5" h x 32" dia (210x81cm)
Cord: 16.5' (500cm)

Material

PETG shroud, polycarbonate basket, nylon keyhole rivets

Technical

Packaged as kits, assembly required.
Lights include standard E26 UL listed fitting. Outdoor fittings are available on request.
60W max bulb (not included)

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Brand

David Trubridge

“I design to communicate, to tell a story,” says the designer David Trubridge, “to relate what I find in the mountains and wilderness and what it is to be human.” Originally trained in boat design, David taught himself how to make furniture and his early work was widely heralded in his native UK. Turning a page in the early 1980s, he and his young family sold everything they had and set sail on their yacht “Hornpipe” around the Caribbean and the Pacific, while he built houses for clients living on nearby islands.

Arriving in New Zealand a few years later, David began to create furnishings inspired by his time at sea and eventually expanded to include his distinctive lighting, becoming an influential presence in the design world. An environmental sensibility governs his operation there, including recycling factory and studio waste, exclusive use of hydro electricity and eco-supportive shipping and freighting. As David puts it, “If design is not actively trying to preserve our future it is, by default, destroying it."


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