Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + Blue
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + Pink
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + Aqua
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + Lime
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + Bamboo
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + Orange
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + Red
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + White
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + Black
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Black + Bamboo
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Black + Black
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + White + White
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Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + Blue
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + Blue
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + Pink
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + Pink
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + Aqua
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + Aqua
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + Lime
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + Lime
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + Bamboo
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + Bamboo
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + Orange
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + Orange
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + Red
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + Red
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + White
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + White
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + Black
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Bamboo + Black
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Black + Bamboo
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Black + Bamboo
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Black + Black
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + Black + Black
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + White + White
Koura Pendant Light: XX Large + White + White
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David Trubridge

Koura Pendant Light: XX Large

$13,440 - $19,815



Description

"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," New Zealand designer David Trubridge has observed, in reference to the inspiration for his striking Kouros pendant lamp.

A passion for the environment and earth drives the construction of all David's work, primarily made of renewable bamboo and flat-packed to reduce freighting and packaging resources and the identical pieces make home assembly a snap, literally. Endlessly adaptable, the light is available in 2 sizes and 9 stock colors (custom colors upon request) in natural or painted bamboo with nylon clip fasteners.

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, 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.

Specifications

Size

  • 94.5" h x 55.1" dia (240x140cm)
  • Cable length: 177.2" (450cm)

Material

Bamboo

Technical

  • UL listed
  • E26
  • 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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