Navicula

Navicula

About Navicula

Navicula is inspired by microscopic diatoms which live in water and produce 50% of the air we breathe. The light is crafted from strong, multi-layered bamboo plywood creating a natural skeletal skin. The tensile form is lit internally by an LED strip which emits a soft upwards glow of light. Navicula is ideal for a dining table, lounge, foyer, reception or as a sculptural lighting feature. In 2016 Navicula won a Gold Best award and in 2017 a Good Design award. Navicula featured in the Grand Designs New Zealand 'Floating Beach Bach' in 2020.

Please note: Painted options of Navicula are generally cut to order with a lead time of up to 8 weeks. If you need your light urgently, please email us for current stock levels: info@davidtrubridge.com

  • Shipped in environmentally friendly packaging.
  • Easy assembly at home via PDF or online video.
  • Three sizes.
  • 12 Standard colour options (custom colours on request).
  • Comes with suspension wires, integrated LED strip, driver and ceiling canopy.
  • Intended for dry interior spaces.

Cleaning the Coastlines

Sea

$50 from the sale of a this light goes directly to Sustainable Coastlines who will use it wisely on projects focused around looking after our oceans.

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.

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!

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.

AR Case Study
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About

Navicula is inspired by microscopic diatoms which live in water and produce 50% of the air we breathe. The light is crafted from strong, multi-layered bamboo plywood creating a natural skeletal skin. The tensile form is lit internally by an LED strip which emits a soft upwards glow of light. Navicula is ideal for a dining table, lounge, foyer, reception or as a sculptural lighting feature. In 2016 Navicula won a Gold Best award and in 2017 a Good Design award. Navicula featured in the Grand Designs New Zealand 'Floating Beach Bach' in 2020.

Please note: Painted options of Navicula are generally cut to order with a lead time of up to 8 weeks. If you need your light urgently, please email us for current stock levels: info@davidtrubridge.com

  • Shipped in environmentally friendly packaging.
  • Easy assembly at home via PDF or online video.
  • Three sizes.
  • 12 Standard colour options (custom colours on request).
  • Comes with suspension wires, integrated LED strip, driver and ceiling canopy.
  • Intended for dry interior spaces.

Dimensions

Small

Width: 570mm (22”)

Height: 200mm (8”)

Length: 1440 mm (57”)

Weight: 2kg (4.4lb)

Medium

Width: 900mm (35”)

Height: 380mm (15”)

Length: 1950mm (77”)

Weight: 3kg (6.6lb)

Large

Width: 1000mm (39”)

Height: 450mm (18”)

Length: 2500mm (98”)

Weight: 6kg (13.2lb)

Packaging

Small

1130mm x 750mm x 90mm (44” x 30” x 4”)

Volume: 0.076m3 (2.7ft3)

Weight: 6kg (13.2lb)

Medium

1130mm x 750mm x 90 mm (44” x 30” x 4”)

Volume: 0.076m3 (2.7ft3)

Weight: 7kg (15.4lb)

Large

1280mm x 925mm x 130mm (50” x 36” x 5”)

Volume: 0.154m3 (5.4ft3)

Weight: 13kg (28.7lb)

Lamp

LED Strip (Tridonic)

2700K (Warm White)

Dimmable

CRI: 90

24 Volts DC

LED ceiling facing

5000mm Cord Length

5000mm Stainless trace

Materials

Plywood (components)

Nylon (Clips)

Aluminium (Used in heatsink)

Polycarbonate (Used in LED diffuser)

Steel (screws)

Stainless Cables

Led Strip

Finishes

Bamboo

White (one or two sides)

Black one side (inside or outside)

Black two sides

Pink

Blue

Orange

Red

Aqua

Lime

Custom

Installation

5m / 15ft Cordset

2 x 5m Suspension Wires

Awards

Gold Award, Best Award, New Zealand, 2016

Good Design Award, Chicago Atheneum, 2017

Good Design Award Australia, 2021

David Trubridge Navicula Feature Bamboo Sustainable Light Fixture 1500 Photo Simon Devitt

Case Study

This Pauanui beach home proudly displays its owners’ Polynesian heritage through well-considered architectural moves. The home features our Navicula Feature Pendant.

There is a sense of rightness, of belonging, that some houses manage to capture and this collection of pavilions on a waterfront site in Pauanui does just that. Buildings that reflect place and culture will always have this advantage.

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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Get Inspiration

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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