Swell adds a rounded disc shape to David Trubridge's pendant series Ebb, with its wavy swirl suggested by ripples in the water. Newly redesigned in more sustainable ultra-thin Finnish birch plywood and held together with nylon clips, it emits a glowing lantern effect which also highlights the natural woodgrain. Shipped as an unassembled flat "kitset" in environmentally friendly packaging, the shade comes complete with a cord-bulb holder and a ceiling canopy.
- Swell: 10" h x 23" dia (25.4x58.4cm)
- Cord length: 118.1" (300cm)
Birch plywood, plastic, nylon
- UL listed
- Integrated LED
“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."