Sand Shade reveals noted designer and environmentalist David Trubridge's keen observation of nature as a source of nearly boundless inspiration. The hidden plaited pattern only makes itself visible when a light is turned onÑthe revealed motif resembles the tangle of rivulets made by water running through gravel and sand. By day, the shade is an opaque cylinder drum. Crafted in bamboo plywood, a renewable resource, the shade is designed to fit an existing lamp base (base in pictures only for illustrative purposes and not included) or use as a pendant with separately purchased electrical fittings.
9.5" h x 9.5" dia (24x24cm)
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“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."