Nīkau

Nīkau

About Nīkau

Nīkau is the only indigenous palm tree in New Zealand (named by NZ Māori) and is greatly admired for its strength and beauty. The fronds from the palm were traditionally used for thatching and weaving. The design came after David took a walk into a secluded section of New Zealand bush. David sought to create a light that was solid at each end, but grew into an open bulbous section; just like the form of a Nīkau palm. Nīkau could be a great light for the corner of a room, a foyer space, or a stairwell. In 2015, Nīkau won a Red Dot Design Award for lighting design.

  • Shipped in environmentally friendly packaging.
  • Easy assembly at home via PDF or online video.
  • One size.
  • 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, see more info here. .
  • Intended for dry interior spaces.

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!

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

About

Nīkau is the only indigenous palm tree in New Zealand (named by NZ Māori) and is greatly admired for its strength and beauty. The fronds from the palm were traditionally used for thatching and weaving. The design came after David took a walk into a secluded section of New Zealand bush. David sought to create a light that was solid at each end, but grew into an open bulbous section; just like the form of a Nīkau palm. Nīkau could be a great light for the corner of a room, a foyer space, or a stairwell. In 2015, Nīkau won a Red Dot Design Award for lighting design.

  • Shipped in environmentally friendly packaging.
  • Easy assembly at home via PDF or online video.
  • One size.
  • 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, see more info here. .
  • Intended for dry interior spaces.

Dimensions

Full

Width: 405 mm (16”)

Height: 1615 mm (64”)

Depth: 405 mm (16”)

Weight: 1.4 kg (3.1 lb)

Packaging

Full

880mm x 200mm x 70mm (35” x 8” x 3”)

Volume: 0.012m3 (0.4ft3)

Weight: 2kg (4.4lb)

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

Installation

3m/10ft Cordset

Awards

Winner, Red Dot Award, Germany, 2015

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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