“Koura is the Maori name for the small fresh water shrimps that live in our rivers. They curl up in this shape. This shape is mirrored again in the similar woven traps used for catching them. 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 Koura Seed System Kitset Lightshade.
Starring Ben Pearce. 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.