Tūī Pendant Light: Medium
$1,020 - $1,892
$1,275 - $2,365
Named for the New Zealand honeyeater, Tūī's structure is suggested by the songbird's necklace of interwoven rings. In David Trubridge's medium version, as with its smaller and larger siblings, half-circles of sustainably grown bamboo plywood sourced from an FSC-accredited factory are woven into the elegant basket form. Perfect over a dining table or kitchen counter or equally impressive hanging in a stairwell or entryway, the pendant comes fully assembled or flat-packed in the brand's easily assembled Kitset, in an expanded range of color options.
- 27" h x 21" w x 21" d (68x54x54cm)
- Cord length: 79" (200cm)
Bamboo plywood, powder-coated aluminum, nylon clips
- 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."