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Diatoms are the often unknown foot soldiers of this so-called circle of life in which we live. Dwelling on the bottom of the sea, these boat-shaped algae thanklessly convert carbon into oxygen, all while serving as food for other aquatic species. In an homage to their key role in the continued vitality of our planet, Trubridge decided to represent the Navicula genus in his new collection. CNC cut bamboo plywood is used in the lighting’s construction, which can be easily assembled – in true Trubridge form – with push-in nylon clips.

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Another piece in the collection is Asteriola, another diatom that roams the ocean floor. Bamboo plywood and cork bring the piece to life, which is shipped flat-packed. Formosa, yet another diatom, is a piece perfect for providing bright light over a workspace. Bamboo plywood and polyethylene felt made from recycled water bottles fit the collection’s green theme perfectly. After having designed floral lighting, coral-inspired pieces, and now a deep sea collection, all are wondering what Trubridge will create next.

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