Kōura

Kōura

About Kōura

The droplet-like form of Kōura mimics the curled form of our native freshwater shrimp kōura, named by the indigenous Māori people. David was also inspired by the intricately made traps used by early Māori to catch kōura. Kōura is predominantly used as a feature sculptural lighting piece, to attract attention to a certain location. Often it hangs over a bar, in an entry space, stairwell or even hall. It has a strong presence of calm purity and beauty that can be amplified by the choice of finish.

  • Shipped in environmentally friendly packaging.
  • Easy assembly at home via PDF or online video.
  • Six 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.

Package arrived in perfect order and in quick time. My light fitting was really easy to put together, and the instructions were excellent.

Kim Hamill

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.

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 droplet-like form of Kōura mimics the curled form of our native freshwater shrimp kōura, named by the indigenous Māori people. David was also inspired by the intricately made traps used by early Māori to catch kōura. Kōura is predominantly used as a feature sculptural lighting piece, to attract attention to a certain location. Often it hangs over a bar, in an entry space, stairwell or even hall. It has a strong presence of calm purity and beauty that can be amplified by the choice of finish.

  • Shipped in environmentally friendly packaging.
  • Easy assembly at home via PDF or online video.
  • Six 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

500mm (20")

Width: 300mm (12”)

Height: 500mm (20”)

Depth: 300mm (20”)

Weight: 0.45kg (1lb)

750mm (29")

Width: 420mm (17”)

Height: 750mm (30”)

Depth: 420mm (17”)

Weight: 0.75kg (1.7lb)

1000mm (39")

Width: 550mm (22”)

Height: 970mm (38”)

Depth: 550mm (22”)

Weight: 1.8kg (4lb)

1600mm (63")

Width: 950mm (37”)

Height: 1600mm (63”)

Depth: 950mm (37”)

Weight: 7kg (15.4lb)

2000mm (79")

Width: 1100mm (43”)

Height: 2000mm (79”)

Depth: 1100mm (43”)

Weight: 10kg (22lb)

2400mm (94")

Width: 1400mm (55”)

Height: 2400mm (94”)

Depth: 1400mm (55”)

Weight: 12.5kg (27.6lb)

Packaging

500mm (20")

570mm x 255mm x 50mm (22” x 10” x 2”)

Volume: 0.007m3 (0.3ft3)

Weight: 0.7kg (1.5lb)

750mm (29")

880mm x 200mm x 70mm (35” x 8” x 3”)

Volume: 0.012m3 (0.4ft3)

Weight: 2kg (4.4lb)

1000mm (39")

740mm x 250mm x 90mm (29” x 10” x 4”)

Volume: 0.017m3 (0.6ft3)

Weight: 3kg (6.6lb)

1600mm (63")

1260mm x 370mm x 200mm (50” x 15” x 8”)

Volume: 0.093m3 (3.3ft3)

Weight: 9.5kg (20.9lb)

2000mm (79")

1375mm x 450mm x 160mm (54” x 18” x 6”)

Volume: 0.099m3 (3.5ft3)

Weight: 20kg (44.1lb)

2400mm (94")

1780mm x 530mm x 160mm (70” x 21” x 6”)

Volume: 0.151m3 (5.3ft3)

Weight: 30kg (66.1lb)

Lamp

E27 / (E26 USA) - max. 60W(Not Supplied)

Materials

Bamboo Plywood

Nylon Clips

Finishes

Bamboo

White (one or two sides)

Black one side (inside or outside)

Black two sides

Pink

Blue

Orange

Red

Aqua

Lime

Custom

500mm/20" to 1000mm/39": Cordset 2m/10ft

1600mm/63" to 2400mm/94": Cordset 5m/15ft

1600mm/63" to 2400mm/94": 3 x Suspension Wires

Awards

Bronze, Best Awards, New Zealand 2011

Merit Winner, (DFA Award) Design for Asia Awards, Hong Kong, 2011

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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Scan this QR code with your phone camera

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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