SWISH was designed as part of the flow family: a group of lighting combining wood with polycarbonate in twisting, turning and swirling designs.
David was experimenting with these materials while at the California College of Art as a visiting professor. He saw a solution for keeping the character of the wood while shielding the eye from the light bulb, and retain flowing lines.
Swish is a delightful and playful pendant light, suited to situations like over a kitchen island. It can also be supplied as a table light for an occasional table.
230 mm9 in
550 mm21 & 3/4 in
Ships assembled with simple white plastic UL fixture and wiring. Takes 40-100W bulb (not supplied)
Available in two sizes, in either black or natural.
David Trubridge is a visionary. Unlike most of us he can translate those visions into something functional.
David's sculptural wooden furniture and lighting is a new world mix of old world skills and craftsmanship, sustainability of materials and purity combined with some high-tech genius.
All of David's pieces are immediately evident in their purpose, but within the seeming economy of material and fluid shapes resides their true functionality.
David's Coral Lamp combines repeat patterned CNC cut plywood with a hint of Escher to produce a geometrically pleasing form, both pure in design and practical in purpose.
My ideas come from the wild places, edges of turbulence and renewal, where seas break on beaches and headlands, where land and air meet on mountain ridges.
I make forms of elemental simplicity, as the erosion of air and water on wood
and stone, forms that speak of humanities survival on earth, of lifes fragility and dependence, of comfort in the ways of the past that have succoured us and optimism for a sustainable and enriching future.