Blurring opposing forces of nature into a unique abstraction, Pola underscores David Trubridge's ongoing fascination with motifs inspired by Mother Earth. The New Zealand-based English designer and outdoorsman riffs on his characteristic globe shade with a combination that runs hot and cold—melding both the sun-like solar flare pattern and the wintery snowflake design of his earlier Sola and Snowflake pendant lights. Crafted in sustainably sourced bamboo plywood and available in a choice of 3 sizes. Shipped as an eco-friendly flat-pack and easily assembled with furnished push-in clips.
- 800: 31.5" h x 31.5" dia (80x80cm)
- 1000: 39.25" h x 39.25" dia (100x100cm)
- Cord: 79" (200cm)
Bamboo plywood, nylon clips
Bulb: E26 60W max (not included)
Packaged as kits, assembly required.
Outdoor fittings are available on request.
“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."