News - Navicula Pendant Wins Good Design Award

By Mondoluce 28/02/2018 10:30 am

World renown Good Design Awards have released their list of winners for 2017 and the Navicula pendant light from David Trubridge is one of them!

Navicula is the newest design to come out of the David Trubridge Studio and was designed following a period of research into the life of Diatoms. Navicula is the newest design to come out of the David Trubridge Studio and was designed following a period of research into the life of Diatoms. Diatoms 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! When inspected under a microscope Diatoms are some of the most beautiful forms on Earth. The studio was stunned to learn what an essential part these organisms have to play on the environment, as Diatoms can be found almost anywhere where there is water. Their structures seem to respond to the environments they find themselves in.

“We loved the idea of people being able to talk about the meaning behind our light when they had it in their homes.” - David Trubridge

Thin curved pieces of CNC-cut bamboo plywood create a flowing structure which also casts magical patterns throughout a space. Navicula is lit from within with a row of LED pin-point lights at varying intervals to create an even illumination. Available in 3 sizes and currently available for order.

ABOUT GOOD DESIGN AWARDS

Currently entering its 68th year, GOOD DESIGN® is the oldest and most prestigious global Awards Program. GDA was first introduced in 1950 by former MoMa curator Edgar Kaufman, Jr., together with modern design pioneers Charles and Ray Eames, Russel Wright, George Nelson, and Eero Saarinen. Yearly assigned by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design to the most design innovative products and projects worldwide, GDA aims to honour the yearly achievements of the world’s best designers and manufacturers.

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