“Flax, or harakeke, is a New Zealand indigenous plant and it has been grown for its valuable fibre. There is a Maori proverb about preserving important resources: “If you cut the central stalk of the flax bush, where will the bellbird feed?” They would only take some of the outer leaves to ensure an ongoing supply. Our kitsets significantly reduce freighting, which is one of our ways of doing what we can to help preserve our beautiful sea and land environments.” - David Trubridge
(by special order)
A natural (untreated) bamboo ply on the outside, and a choice of 7 stock color options painted on the inside.
A carmel stain finish can be added to the bamboo ply on the outside, and a choice of 7 stock color options painted on the inside.
White can be painted on 1 or 2 sides. Also available with a Caramel Stain.
Painted on both sides.
Over 150 custom painted colors are available by special order for an additional 20% of stock color price. (12-14 week lead time) ask us how...[here].
An instructional video guiding you through the assembly of our Flax Seed System Kitset Lightshade.
Starring Amy Lynch. Filmed and Edited by David Trubridge.
Deep in the heart of the Whakatu Industrial Park, Hastings, New Zealand, a workshop is busily in action, creating production designs and one-off sculptures. This film by Davide Calafa shows a day in the life of the DT workshop.
We are continually doing all we can to reduce our environmental footprint. We commissioned a Life Cycle Analysis of our products (with assistance from Landcare Research) which revealed that freight was a ‘hotspot’. Our kitset Coral light was setting a good example globally for minimal volume with maximum effect. Therefore, we re-designed four of our larger lights so they could be freighted as kitset and easily assembled at home or destination. This is the Seed System.