Kina sea-urchin light

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We recently purchased a Kina light for our newly-renovated dining room, “Kina” being the Maori name for the local sea-urchin. It was designed by David Trubridge in New Zealand.

The light came as a flat-packed kit which reduces freighting, and only took an evening to assemble. It is made from plywood from sustainably managed plantations, and the inner surface is painted orange (other colours are also available).

It makes a great centerpiece above our dining table and when the light is on it throws patterns across the room. Due to the story behind the object + the environmental aspects + the design I’d have to say this is one of the best furniture purchases we’ve made for our new extension.