- Artist Bio
"Sola is based on the Greek myth, Icarus, about the boy who flew too close to the Sun. Sola represents the Sun which gets too hot if you fly too high. The shapes look a little like the flares that form and curl on the surface and edge of the Sun. Sola is based on the same geometry as our Coral light, with the same total number of shapes, but with extra limbs and connections. " - David Trubridge
- Feature pendant light shade
- Held in stock painted one side in Orange
- Also available in Natural or other colours on request
- Three sizes, all flat pack kitsets - 800mm, 1000mm and 1350mm - 800mm and 1000mm in bamboo plywood, 1350mm in hoop pie (please call for details of 1350)
- Estimated time of kitset construction is 240 minutes
Please allow 1-2 days for dispatch
David Trubridge graduated from Newcastle University in England in 1972 with a degree in Naval Architecture (Boat Design). Working as a forester part-time in rural Northumberland for a short period, he taught himself to make furniture. His carefully crafted designs were shown all over the UK.
In 1981, Trubridge and his wife Linda set off to sail around the world with their two small sons. They sold all they had and bought ‘Hornpipe’, the yacht that was their home for the next ten years as they navigated their way throughout the Caribbean and the Pacific.
The family arrived in New Zealand in 1985. Deeply inspired by his impressions of the Pacific, Trubridge began to develop furniture which held close connotations with the sea.
Fortunes changed dramatically for Trubridge with his re-launch of Body Raft which was taken to the Milan Furniture Fair in 2001 and brought into production by Cappellini. This signaled the transformation of the business from a small-scale model to one that has a considerable presence on the international lighting and furniture market.