Maru by David Trubridge



The form of the Maru light by David Trubridge is inspired by diatoms (continuing on from Navicula released in 2017) which are at the base of the entire oceanic food chain.  Through photosynthesis, they liberate enough oxygen for our every second breath.

Maru is made from 60 identical components that clip together to create an elliptical form, and lit internally by low energy LED modules. The effect of shadow play on surrounding walls and ceiling is Maru’s hidden quality. The name Maru is found in both New Zealand Maori and Japanese languages, with references to the cycle of life.

Made from sustainably grown bamboo plywood. (Sourced from an FSC accredited factory)


Finishes available:

Natural Bamboo, Caramel Bamboo

White Paint (two sides), Black Paint (two sides);

Natural Bamboo (on one side) with choice of Aqua, Black, Blue, Lime, Orange, Pink, Red or White. Paint colours are commonly faced on the interior of light shade.


Maru is available in TWO sizes;

1100mm diametre x 200mm high / 15.6w LED (approx 750 Lumens)

1400mm diametre x 250mm high / 15.6w LED (approx 750 Lumens)


NOTE: This product requires expert assembly – The prices indicated INCLUDE  ASSEMBLY  AND DELIVERY within 30 km of central Auckland. Please allow up to three weeks for delivery.

(For purchases further afield please call to discuss  your options)

Lead time on the painted Maru can be up to 21 days.

Check our the David Trubridge lighting display in our Auckland showroom! Assembly service available.




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