'Immersion': Myths and Inspiration from the Deep Blue

New eco-friendly materials for David Trubridge's novelties at Euroluce

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'Immersion': Myths and Inspiration from the Deep Blue
05/04/2019 - The depths of the ocean inspire new lights exhibited by David Trubridge at Euroluce, Milan Design Week. Maru, Navicula, Baskets and Sunflower will illuminate the brand’s ‘Immersion’ installation, which will allow visitors to delve into the inspiration behind the new designs. A focus on the ecosystem extends to a serious commitment to drive the brand to the forefront of sustainable design, with old collections being replaced with more eco-friendly ones.

‘Immersion’, in fact, can refer both to the state of being underneath the water’s surface or below the surface of our own thoughts. This deeper layer of consciousness and awareness is where creativity gives birth to the most varied ideas. The deep blue walls and tilting floor will alter the viewer’s perspective. Products mounted on tilting planes of blue will appear to emerge like ideas surfacing to the mind’s awareness from the deep.

The stunning forms of Diatoms – which, together with plankton, inhabit the ocean producing oxygen and fueling life – led to the design of the Navicula light and the new Maru light. Maru by David Trubridge

Maru by David Trubridge

The effect of shadow play on surrounding walls and ceiling is Maru’s hidden quality. The new light will be launched to market on the 1st March 2019. Navicula was launched in 2017 and has seen global success, winning a collection of awards. Both of these lights are helping the environment, with $50 from each sale going to the Ocean Recovery Alliance.

The big launch for the show this year is the Baskets of Light family. These three designs were introduced to replace the 2009 family of three large hanging lights called The Baskets of Knowledge, which were based on a Māori creation myth. The BOK were largely built from plastic and were pulled from our range this year because of the company’s pledge to eliminate the use of plastic wherever possible. The BOL are built from Finnish birch plywood which is so thin that it lets the light through. This is a sustainably managed resource which is converted to ply with minimal waste. Basket of Light by David Trubridge

Basket of Light by David Trubridge

The designs use a tiny amount of wood for maximum effect. They are shipped as kitset, rolled up into a tube and assembled by the buyer with little nylon push-in clips. There are three different designs in the lower part which throw distinctive shadow patterns on the ground and walls. The luminaire is a simple E26/27 bulb holder.

Sunflower is a wall light shade that can be mounted over an existing wall sconce. David Trubridge’s first kitset wall shade is a sculptural geometric form based on David’s observation and love of the patterns found in nature. Maru by David Trubridge

Maru by David Trubridge

Alongside these brand new products are some new applications of the company’s existing designs; its iconic Coral, Floral and Kōura lights now also include table lamp options. A recent collaboration with Japanese company Conde House is also on display. The Kina Ottoman is an intricate and cleverly crafted furniture piece taking its form from the Kina light.

David Trubridge on ArchiproductsSunflower by David Trubridge

Sunflower by David Trubridge

Basket of Light by David Trubridge

Basket of Light by David Trubridge

Basket of Light by David Trubridge

Basket of Light by David Trubridge

Basket of Light by David Trubridge

Basket of Light by David Trubridge

Maru by David Trubridge

Maru by David Trubridge

Maru by David Trubridge

Maru by David Trubridge

Sunflower by David Trubridge

Sunflower by David Trubridge

Koura by David Trubridge

Koura by David Trubridge

Floral by David Trubridge

Floral by David Trubridge

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