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Navicula Light

CompanyDavid Trubridge
Lead DesignersDavid Trubridge
Design TeamMakiko Smith, Peter Tang, David Trubridge
Project LocationWorld
Prize(s)Bronze in Illumination / Designer Lighting, Silver in Home Interior Products / Lighting
Entry Description

Navicula is inspired from nature, in this case from one of the many microscopic diatoms that float around in the oceans and are at the base of the entire oceanic food chain. They take more carbon out of the atmosphere than anything else - more than all the world’s tropical rainforests. Through photosynthesis, they liberate enough oxygen for our every fifth breath.

The flowing, segmented form is shipped as kitset and assembled on site with push-in nylon clips. The thin curved pieces of CNC-cut bamboo plywood create a flowing structure that also casts magical patterns. It is lit from within w