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Snowflake was inspired by a journey that designer and naturalist David Trubridge made to Antarctica as a visiting artist from his New Zealand home base. Displaying a repeating geometric hexagonal pattern based on a snowflake, the pendant light is offered in a choice of 3 sizes. Crafted in sustainably sourced thin bamboo plywood, the finish can be all natural or painted, in a ready selection of a stock options. Flat-packed for eco-friendly shipping and easily assembled with push-in nylon clips. Snowflake has been honored with the illustrious Red Dot Award for its winning design.
“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."