David Trubridge‘s new light Navicula will be officially released to market at Euroluce. It is inspired by diatoms which are microscopic creatures that live in water everywhere. Individually their size makes them seem insignificant, but en masse they are a vital part of the global environment. Diatoms are at the base of the entire oceanic food chain. They take more carbon out of the atmosphere than all the world’s tropical rainforests. Through photosynthesis they liberate enough oxygen for our every fifth breath. And almost as a bonus they are stunningly beautiful. Navicula is as much sculpture as an illuminator. It has a clever way of appearing to change its form as one moves past it and it has an innate sense of movement.
The flowing, segmented form is shipped partially assembled for easier completion on site with push-in nylon clips. The thin curved pieces of CNC-cut bamboo plywood create a skin-like structure that encapsulates an internal lighting bar. This has a row of LED pin-point lights which can be connected to a dimmer.
‘With a lovely understanding of materiality and light the Navicula Light is a unique and elegant solution that will mak e a statement in any interior.’ – Judges comment when awarding Gold at the Best awards NZ
Following on from the Redwoods Project, David Trubridge are developing an exciting, entirely new, concept range of large outdoor lights made from an innovative new wood product and shown for the first time at Euroluce. David Trubridge were always being asked if their lights could be used outdoors — they hated saying no, but at last they can say, they are are under development! Like all their lights, these will be shipped as kitset and can easily be slotted together to create the impressive angular forms of two different lights that appear like the faceted surfaces of gemstones. The suspended light can be hung either way up, offering in effect; two designs. The floor standing light will come in two sizes. The natural look of these lights is unusual for outdoor fixtures and is ideal for hotel patios and large exterior spaces.
Along with part of the original Rotorua Titi, these lights will be displayed alongside a large canvas print of the Redwood Nightlights in an immersive environment that simulates the forest.
For more information, please visit David Trubridge.
David Trubridge: New Experiences, New Products. Stand H05, Pavilion 13
Fiera Milano – Rho
April 4-9, 2017