Kina

Kina

About Kina

The form of our Kina light comes from the shell of a sea-urchin, which in New Zealand is called Kina by the indigenous Māori people. David saw one frozen under the Antarctic ice during a visit there in 2004. The shell had absorbed enough warmth from the sun to melt the ice around it. He used the same mathematical formula as Coral and Floral to develop the design and make one from thin plywood. Kina is widely used over dining situations as its opening allows clear light onto the dining surface. Kina has a woven language with soft rounded connections, interweaving the fine grained bamboo. The size range makes Kina an ideal choice anywhere from a small bedroom right up to a large foyer or lobby.

  • Shipped in environmentally friendly packaging.
  • Easy assembly at home via PDF or online video.
  • Five sizes.
  • 12 Standard colour options (custom colours on request).
  • Comes with suspension wire (if size is applicable), cord and bulb holder (and ceiling canopy for North American orders).
  • E26/E27 lamp/bulb required.
  • Intended for dry interior spaces.

Hi, we don’t have any issues the light arrived promptly once ordered. My grand daughter and I assembled one Sunday night and the light was fitted the next day. Instruction were simple and clear making assembly as breeze. We are very happy our choice and the light looks great in our dining area.

Mike Skelton

Kitset Design

Kitset Design

Shipping as kitset vastly reduces the harmful effects of moving items around the globe. On average our kitset lights are 1/40th the size of an assembled one.

Warmth of Wood

Warmth of wood

We select the best plywood makers to source material from for our lights. Wood is a beautiful material that brings nature indoors, making a space feel warmer and relaxing.

Easy Assembly

Easy Assembly

It's easy to assemble your light via an online video and paper instructions included in your kitset. Take a look at our assembly videos to see how it's done!

Made in New Zealand

Made in nz

Aotearoa (or New Zealand as it's known globally) is a beautiful, lush green country, powered by predominantly green energy. Kiwis are known as inventors, great sportspeople, world-class filmmakers, environmentalists, record-breakers and also for world leading art and design!

Available in Colours!

Colours

This light is available in our full colour range! From bone-like white to bright popping colours (including Black) selecting colour for your light can bring your space to life!

Regenerating Waterways

Giving Back

One New Zealand native tree is planted for every three lights sold through our permanent partnership with the Maraetōtara Tree Trust. This trust is local to us, thus we can visit the positive effects our customers are contributing to!

See this light in your space

Simply scan the code (iPhone) or select Google Lens (Android) in your camera options. This will take you directly to the AR experience. To change size, go back to our website and select a different size and repeat.

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About

The form of our Kina light comes from the shell of a sea-urchin, which in New Zealand is called Kina by the indigenous Māori people. David saw one frozen under the Antarctic ice during a visit there in 2004. The shell had absorbed enough warmth from the sun to melt the ice around it. He used the same mathematical formula as Coral and Floral to develop the design and make one from thin plywood. Kina is widely used over dining situations as its opening allows clear light onto the dining surface. Kina has a woven language with soft rounded connections, interweaving the fine grained bamboo. The size range makes Kina an ideal choice anywhere from a small bedroom right up to a large foyer or lobby.

  • Shipped in environmentally friendly packaging.
  • Easy assembly at home via PDF or online video.
  • Five sizes.
  • 12 Standard colour options (custom colours on request).
  • Comes with suspension wire (if size is applicable), cord and bulb holder (and ceiling canopy for North American orders).
  • E26/E27 lamp/bulb required.
  • Intended for dry interior spaces.

Dimensions

440mm (17")

Width: 440mm (17”)

Height: 200mm (8”)

Depth: 440mm (17”)

Weight: 0.5kg (1.1lb)

600mm (24")

Width: 600mm (24”)

Height: 280mm (11”)

Depth: 600mm (24”)

Weight: 0.9kg (2lb)

800mm (31")

Width: 800mm (31”)

Height: 370mm (15”)

Depth: 800mm (31”)

Weight: 1.5kg (3.3lb)

1000mm (39")

Width: 1000mm (39”)

Height: 420mm (17”)

Depth: 1000mm (39”)

Weight: 2.45kg (5.4lb)

1400mm (55")

Width: 1400mm (55”)

Height: 650mm (26”)

Depth: 1400mm (55”)

Weight: 9.2kg (20.3lb)

Packaging

440mm (17")

570mm x 255mm x 50mm (22” x 10” x 2”)

Volume: 0.007m3 (0.3ft3)

Weight: 0.75kg (1.7lb)

600mm (24")

580mm x 235mm x 95mm (23” x 9” x 4”)

Volume: 0.013m3 (0.5ft3)

Weight: 1.5kg (3.3lb)

800mm (31")

470mm x 360mm x 80mm (19” x 14” x 3”)

Volume: 0.014m3 (0.5ft3)

Weight: 2.8kg (6.2lb)

1000mm (39")

540mm x 450mm x 80mm (21” x 18” x 3”)

Volume: 0.019m3 (0.7ft3)

Weight: 3.8kg (8.4lb)

1400mm (55")

710mm x 580mm x 180mm (28” x 23” x 7”)

Volume: 0.074m3 (2.6ft3)

Weight: 9.5kg (20.9lb)

Lamp

440mm (17") = E14 - max. 60W(Not Supplied)

600mm (24") - 1400mm (55") = E27 / (E26 USA) - max. 60W(Not Supplied)

Materials

Bamboo Plywood

Nylon Clips

Finishes

Natural

Caramel

White(one or two sides)

Black one side(inside or outside)

Black two sides

Pink

Blue

Orange

Red

Aqua

Lime

Custom

440mm/17" to 800mm/31": Cordset 2m/6.5ft

1000mm/39": Cordset 3m/9.8ft & Suspension Wire

1400mm/55": Cordset 5m/16.4ft & Suspension Wires

1000mm/39": 1 x Suspension Wire

1400mm/55": 3 x Suspension Wires

Sola Pendant Lighting Designer David Trubridge New Zealand Bamboo Plywood Lights 0002 Sola 1600 4436

How do I choose a light?

Not sure which light to buy? We can give you some advice about designs and sizes. Our lights are a larger than other options on the market, and are intended to be large features. Being thin plywood, they look much smaller once they are installed too and our clients often say they'd wished they'd gone slightly bigger. Read our full FAQ section by following the arrow below.

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Need a bit more help? Our main range of kitset lights come in different colours and sizes. Sometimes the options can be too hard to choose. Our inspiration gallery will hopefully clear up any doubts in your mind by offering imagery from a wide range of possible lighting situations.

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