The Nautilus Light is inspired by two symbols that are part of daily life in New Zealand: the Koru and the Nautilus Shell. In Maoridom, the Koru symbols depict a person’s whakapapa (genealogy), their history, their language, their story. Maori koru were inspired by the new shoot of a plant which was often referred to as the “pitau” and in particular the new frond of a fern which unfolds in a circular way. When viewing the section of the Nautilus shell it reveals a lining of lustrous nacre and displays a nearly perfect equiangular spiral. When hung in clusters of different sizes, the light fitting is a beautiful feature for a staircase or over a large table or counter.
445 mm17 & 1/4 in
390 mm15 & 1/4 in
505 mm19 & 1/4 in
Ships flat -packed in cardboard box for self assembly.
Also available in natural finish
Rebecca Asquith produces contemporary, sustainable, furniture and lighting objects.
A former Model Maker for Weta Workshop, Rebecca has worked on a number of big budget films including The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Master and Commander, Narnia, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, King Kong and also the latest Narnia film – Prince Caspian, where she produced miniatures and some props.
After many years, and long hours (as well as very toxic materials) in the film industry, Rebecca decided to follow her dream to become a designer full-time.
The Nautilus light is a sculptural light that is reminiscent of a shell found on the New Zealand foreshore.
Producing beautiful light spheres the Nautilus is available flat-packed and is made from 100% sustainable Hoop Pine wood.