"I photographed this beautiful flower on the Bibulman track in Western Australia," says David Trubridge of this spin on his ball-shaped lamps based on the geometric polyhedron structure. A love for earth drove the construction, flatpacked to reduce freight and packing resources. Identical pieces make home assembly a snap. The celebrated designing craftsman ended up in his adopted home of New Zealand after he, his wife and their two sons sold everything and set off on a yacht for a world adventure. It culminated in 1985 when they decided to remain there. While an artist-in-residence at Hawkes Bay Polytechnic (now EIT), he built a house and suddenly found himself with further commissions. Before realizing homes, lamps and furniture, David left Newcastle University in 1972 with a degree in Naval architecture. His work has appeared in countless museums, including the Victoria & Albert and the Pompidou Centre. That barely scratches the surface of his fascinating story and work ethos.
$1,380 – $2,548 based on final options selected
Exterior Finish: Pink, Red, White, Black, Bamboo, Aqua, Blue, Lime, Orange
Interior Finish: Bamboo, Black, White, Aqua, Blue, Lime, Orange, Pink, Red
Style: Semi Assembled, Fully Assembled, Kitset