Veteran New Zealand-based designer David Trubridge bases his geometric Sunflower on patterns observed in nature over time. Rendered in responsibly sourced bamboo plywood, the shade can be mounted over an existing sconce to freshen up an existing interior or become the basis for a sculptural lighting installation on the wall or even the ceiling. Shipped as an easily assembled kitset with about 1/30th of the volume of the assembled light, it also minimizes the freighting's environmental footprint.
Shade only. Light not included.
4.7" h x 6.3" dia (12x60cm)
- UL listed
- Bulb not included
“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."