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Kina Pendant Light
by
David Trubridge
Select a Kina Pendant
440 - Natural: $610
440 - Caramel: $610
440 - Red: $705
440 - Orange: $705
440 - Yellow: $705
440 - Lime: $705
440 - Aqua: $705
440 - White: $705
440 - White Two Sides: $810
440 - Black Two Sides: $810
600 - Caramel: $990
600 - Natural: $990
600 - Red: $1,260
600 - Orange: $1,260
600 - Yellow: $1,260
600 - Lime: $1,260
600 - Aqua: $1,260
600 - White: $1,260
600 - White Two Sides: $1,325
600 - Black Two Sides: $1,325
800 - Natural: $1,315
800 - Caramel: $1,315
800 - Red: $1,715
800 - Orange: $1,715
800 - Yellow: $1,715
800 - Lime: $1,715
800 - Aqua: $1,715
800 - White: $1,715
800 - White Two Sides: $1,840
800 - Black Two Sides: $1,840
1000 - Natural: $1,660
1000 - Caramel: $1,660
1000 - Red: $2,135
1000 - Orange: $2,135
1000 - Yellow: $2,135
1000 - Lime: $2,135
1000 - Aqua: $2,135
1000 - White: $2,135
1000 - White Two Sides: $2,430
1000 - Black Two Sides: $2,430
1400 - Natural: $5,495
1400 - Caramel: $5,495
1400 - Red: $6,860
1400 - Orange: $6,860
1400 - Yellow: $6,860
1400 - Lime: $6,860
1400 - Aqua: $6,860
1400 - White: $6,860
1400 - White Two Sides: $7,950
1400 - Black Two Sides: $7,950
$610 - $7,950
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DESCRIPTION

“An exquisite jewel," is how designer David Trubridge describes the kina, the Maori name for a tiny sea urchin native to the waters in the designer's adopted home of New Zealand. It also served as the form for his Kina Pendant Light.

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
  • 440: 7" h x 17.25" dia (17.8x44cm)
  • 600: 11" h x 23.5" dia (27.9x60cm)
  • 800: 14.5" h x 31.5" dia (36.8x80cm)
  • 1000: 16.5" h x 39.5" dia (41.9x1000cm)
  • 1400: 26.5" h x 55" dia (67.3x1400cm)
DETAILS
  • 440, 600 and 800 Cord: 6.5' l (200cm)
  • 1000 Cord: 9.75' l (300cm)
  • 1400 Cord: 16.5' l (500cm)
MATERIAL
  • Bamboo
PACKAGING
  • Branded box
SHIPPING INFO
  • Please contact us for current availability and lead times, as well as pricing for custom colors
TECHNICAL INFO
  • Packaged as kits, assembly required.
  • Kina 1400 ships assembled, due to assembly complexity.
  • Lights include standard E26 UL listed fitting. Outdoor fittings are available on request.
  • 60W max bulb (not included)
ABOUT THE BRAND: DAVID TRUBRIDGE

20% off thru Nov 28
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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."